'Baby Hope' Born to Trapped Miner
Miner's wife has couple's first daughter
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2010 3:13 AM CDT
Elizabeth Segovia feeds her daughter, newborn Esperanza Ticona, at the Copiapo Clinic, Copiapo.   (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)

(Newser) – One of the 33 trapped Chilean miners will have an extra family member waiting for him when he makes it to the surface. Ariel Ticona's wife has given birth to a baby girl, the couple's third child. The couple had planned to name their first daughter Carolina but will now name her Esperenza—Spanish for "Hope," the BBC reports.

The father, who has now been trapped underground for 40 days, had promised to be present at the birth and has asked for videotape of it to be sent underground. He urged his wife to stay somewhere comfortable before the birth instead of camping above the mine as many other relatives of the miners are doing. Rescue drilling has resumed after several setbacks, but Ticona is unlikely to meet his daughter before Christmas. Click here for more on the trapped miners.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Baby Hope Born to Trapped Miner is...
4%
4%
9%
13%
70%
0%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Be the first to comment on this story.