Mario Sepulveda Video: 'Super Mario' Was 2nd Miner Rescued
Mario Sepulveda Was the Second Chile Miner Rescued and Gave the Waiting Crowd a Show When He Reached the Surface
Known as 'the presenter', Mario Sepulveda would give tours of the underground mine shaft where the 33 miners were trapped for 69 days, and he even ended one 'broadcast' with 'over to you in the studio'. He was dubbed 'Super Mario' by the Chile media.
Sepulvada created a 'made for TV moment' when he was raised to the surface and hugged everyone around him. Then he handed out rocks to some people, including the President of Chile and proceeded to lead everyone in a cheer for his good fortune and for the safety of those to still come up the mine shaft.
According to Mediaite, Sepulveda gave an interview shortly after his rescue where he said 'I met God. I met the devil. God won'. There are also some other translations of the same phrase.
Gonzalez is an expert in mine emergencies and vertical ascents, the Santiago Times reported. Television news organizations aired live pictures of Gonzalez emerging from the capsule to a warm greeting from the trapped miners.
According to the Telegraph, Sepulvada is 40-years-old and is an electrical specialist.