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    the reality is they are likely dead

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    ^At this point, I see little chance of any other outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    the reality is they are likely dead
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    At this point, I see little chance of any other outcome.
    Afraid so unless a lot of things went right for them they could still survive given water.

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    I've just been watching a Thai TV station special on the crisis. Not one mention of the foreign experts, although the occassional shot of one appears on the videos.
    I'd love to read the reports, both official and unofficial of the Brit and US teams.
    My take from the news is a lot of Thai ranking officials doing nothing but come up with bright ideas and photo ops. I suspect the foreign experts may be hampered. All glory to the Thai teams.
    Until a bad outcome...then it will be the foreign teams failed.

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    Just on TV. All alive and well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I've just been watching a Thai TV
    You and I must like different channels. Plenty mention of foreign help. Even interviews with them damn foreigners.

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    Still in an area called Pattaya beach with rescue team. Next ssnd in doctors with diving experience and pump out water so they can get the boys out.

    Hmmm. In Pattaya beach. Maybe the boys are in no hurry to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Just on TV. All alive and well.
    Great stuff.

    Pattaya beach and a happy ending.


    Good news, there are gonna be some massively relieved and elated parents.


    Reckon that coach that led them down there might get a bit of an earful mind.

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    https://news.sky.com/story/thailand-...-days-11424102

    Thailand cave rescue: Boys found alive after being trapped for 10 days

    Rescuers searching for 12 missing boys and their football coach say they have all been found alive, officials in Thailand have said.


    The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai province for 10 days.


    Divers and rescue workers entered the passageearly on Monday after passing through a key chamber on Sunday whose high, murky waters had previously blocked their progress.


    Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said after the boys were found: "We found all 13 safe, we will take care of them until they can move."

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    The Teacher will be Transferred and then promoted.

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    That’s great news! The best news in ages!

    Makes me teary eyed to hear those boys are ok.

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    That's some fantastic news to start the week with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Reckon that coach that led them down there might get a bit of an earful mind.
    If I were the parent of one of the boys, I'd give him a medal for keeping my boy alive for over a week in what had to be nasty conditions.

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    My Wonderful Thai Wife has just given me this wonderful news. Thanks goes to her belief in the power of Monks who told the very high powerful Monk spirit who controlled the cave to release the children unharmed .

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    On Thai media sites.




    What a great outcome.

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    Some happy fellows there. Hopefully they can get out of that hole soon and back with their families.

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    I have to say that I'd feared the worse for them. Great news, bloody difficult to stay calm under such stressful conditions.

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    The parents worst nightmare is over,the kids will love the attention they will get,happy ending for all...

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    Great news!
    A blockbuster movie in the pipeline yet?

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    Not yet but CNN is doing live coverage.

    https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/...cue/index.html

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    Great news that they have been found. Now let's hope they can safely extract them. That is not going to be easy unless they are able to get the water level down.

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    Video sent from the 'Pattaya Beach' section of the Tham Luang caves showed all 12 boys and their coach moving, and alert - their first question being 'How long have we been here?'

    MORE https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...-alive-in-cave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I've just been watching a Thai TV station special on the crisis. Not one mention of the foreign experts, although the occassional shot of one appears on the videos.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    You and I must like different channels. Plenty mention of foreign help. Even interviews with them damn foreigners.
    Yeah. My wife did say this channel was rather tabloidish, but we have poor reception and watch whatever is clearest.

    Mind you, in MissKit's video above of the first contact with the two Brit divers, the report goes on to say, ""Thai Navy seals have found all 13 with signs of life," the governor told reporters. "We found all 13 safe... we will take care of them until they can move." "Our first mission is accomplished. Now we...

    Please credit and share this article with others using this link:https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...-alive-in-cave. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved
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    My cycnicism was not altogether out of place.

    Excellent news first thing this morning.

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    The hero's from the video!


    Ben Reymenants, a Dutch rescuer who is part of the international team which is assisting the Thai authorities, has told BBC Newsnight that it was a “miracle” that the boys were still alive.

    Miraculously they found the kids and they all seemed to be in good mental health,” he said in an interview with Emily Maitlis.
    Obviously very weak but they’re all alive and they’ve been sitting on a piece of rock in a dry room for about ten days so that is a miracle.
    He said that its quite warm in the cave, at a temperature of around 26 degrees, and water is dripping from the walls.
    This meant that, luckily, the children were unlikely to have experienced dehydration and hyperthermia.



    “They are 2.3 kilometres inside a very complex cave system,” says diving instructor Ben Reymenants, adding that time is not on the rescuers’ side as heavy rain is expected in the next few days
    11:00 PM - Jul 2, 2018




    Kids usually can survive quite long without food so they’re obviously very skinny and there’s some muscle atrophy,” he explained.

    Now, as we speak, there are two Navy SEAL medics went to them with food and medication to get them back to strength and then a plan will be decided to extract them from the cave because at the end of the day they are 2.3km inside a very complex cave system.

    The issue is that time is not really on our side because they’re expecting heavy rains within three days and the cave system [could] just flood, making access impossible for the kids.
    He warned that it could be up to four months until the water resides and that the Navy SEAL doctors had risked their own lives to be with the children – none of whom can swim or dive.

    Updated at 11.23pm BST


    32m ago23:07
    According to a Thai army chief, the heroic British team who helped to spearhead the search for the young footballers went straight from the plane, after they arrived in the country, into the cave to assess the situation.

    When they were asked about the task at hand as they walked to the cave, John Volanthen told the BBC: “We’ve got a job to do.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jul/02/thailand-cave-rescue-divers-search-for-missing-football-team-live





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