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Missing Thai football team found alive in cave after 9 days
07-02-2018, 06:51 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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All 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand, the regional governor says.

All 13 are safe, the governor confirmed, speaking after a mammoth search operation in the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-4468...nel=social

Nice. They didn't even start eating each other. thumbsup.gif
07-02-2018, 09:02 PM #2
Meh Member
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At least they've been found, thank goodness for "mammoth searches" İmage
07-05-2018, 08:26 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I am asking myself, why during monsoon season did the coach think it was okay to venture out there in the bush with the boys?
07-05-2018, 08:41 PM #4
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Disturbing when you put it that way, but no doubt that's suspect.
07-05-2018, 09:02 PM #5
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(07-05-2018, 08:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I am asking myself, why during monsoon season did the coach think it was okay to venture out there in the bush with the boys?

That's a damn good question US, all kinds of red flags eh?

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07-05-2018, 11:42 PM #6
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Not really. I used to be a cancer. You would be surprised just how stupid people can be when they go into caves. Caves are typically formed by underground water and many will flood when there was heavy rain a long distance away and can flood very quickly.

The last updates I read said they are giving them diving lessons to get them out.

Remember, always let someone know when you are going in and when you will come out. And if you ever get lost in a cave just stip moving and wait. It will make it much easier for the rescue team to find you.
07-06-2018, 06:05 AM #7
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07-06-2018, 06:57 AM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I love the water and I love caves but the last place I would go is in an underwater cave. They are waaaayyy too dangerous. And as someone who grew up with asthma, I have absolutely no desire to go where there is no air.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
07-06-2018, 08:24 AM #9
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(07-05-2018, 08:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I am asking myself, why during monsoon season did the coach think it was okay to venture out there in the bush with the boys?

It's not that far fetched as a team building event.
07-06-2018, 03:58 PM #10
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Quote:Thailand cave rescue: Ex-navy diver dies on oxygen supply mission

A former Thai navy diver has died while taking part in efforts to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Petty Officer Saman Gunan lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks.

The boys have been trapped for nearly two weeks in a chamber in the cave.

They ventured in while the cave was dry but were caught out by a sudden deluge of rain, which flooded the system.

The group was found by British rescue divers after 10 days in the cave, perched on a rock shelf in a small chamber about 4km (2.5 miles) from the cave mouth.

Teams of Thai and international divers have since supplied them with food, oxygen and medical attention, but there are mounting concerns about the oxygen level in the chamber, which officials said had fallen to 15%. The usual level is 21%.

read more bbc.com
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07-06-2018, 04:24 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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This is a nightmare. I hope Elon Musk's idea of sending a tube all the way through to the boys and coach will work. That way they can all just crawl out.
07-06-2018, 05:03 PM #12
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(07-06-2018, 04:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  This is a nightmare. I hope Elon Musk's idea of sending a tube all the way through to the boys and coach will work. That way they can all just crawl out.

Unless they made a sidewalk in the cave, I don't see it happening.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
07-06-2018, 05:09 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-06-2018, 05:03 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(07-06-2018, 04:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  This is a nightmare. I hope Elon Musk's idea of sending a tube all the way through to the boys and coach will work. That way they can all just crawl out.

Unless they made a sidewalk in the cave, I don't see it happening.

I see it as them using strong flexible rubberized? tubing and pumping air through it along the way.
07-06-2018, 08:48 PM #14
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(07-02-2018, 09:02 PM)Meh Wrote:  At least they've been found, thank goodness for "mammoth searches" İmage

İmage

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07-06-2018, 09:23 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-06-2018, 08:24 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(07-05-2018, 08:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I am asking myself, why during monsoon season did the coach think it was okay to venture out there in the bush with the boys?

It's not that far fetched as a team building event.

Sure, but not during dangerous weather/flooding conditions. Here is why they went into the cave, ignoring parental and warning signs posted in front of the cave.

Quote:A Dutch diver assisting with the rescue said the 12 boys were led into the caves by their soccer coach as part of an initiation ritual where they inscribe their names on one of the rock faces.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-l...cd2c0bdf75



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