I can appreciate both sides of the story. The families of the trapped (likely now dead) miners want closure and that’s why they continue to demand that a rescue capsule is sent down to rescue (likely dead) miners in an area where they are not even known to be even after members of the rescue team have given their lives to find the trapped.
On the other hand, I thought about 5-6 days ago that it was a REAL longshot that they would be found alive, if at all, that far underground if they weren’t rescued in the first few days. Especially since there was no indication that they were ever alive after the collapse. Once the 3 rescuers died they should have called it a day, mainly because there was still no indication that anyone was alive down there, and because there is no sense in people dying to rescue dead people. Once that Chinese mine disaster happened with 180+ dead (I think) it kind of took the wind out of the sails of this rescue.
Now that the feds have shut down the rescue, I think Murray is hurting himself by continuing to say that they could still be alive, even today, over 2 weeks since the accident. He needs to say what needs to be said so people can get on with life out there. I don’t think it’s fair for the families to be criticising the rescue effort either after people have given their lives to try to find their (likely dead) family members against impossible odds.
What do you think?