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    ...I wonder what cave delicacies the boys were able to catch and eat...wait a sec: where's the coach?...

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    "According to a Thai army chief, the heroic British (and Dutch) 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."

    Can't believe they didn't stop for noodles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Can't believe they didn't stop for noodles.
    ...she had another customer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...she had another customer...
    Probably the Thai navy "seals..."

    How long, from plane to cave, did it take the British crew to find them?

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    The 2 words I have been hoping for all week.

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    Awesome news!!!!!!

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    Can't imagine what these kids have been thru. Thai kids at that who'd be deathly afraid of the dark and never have gone more than a few hours without food, let alone days!. There'll be some lottery numbers come out of this and hopefully, a few lessons too.

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    Wonderful news! Hopefully the extraction of all those kids from inside (2.3 km deep) the cave can start before the predicted heavy rains begin. The headlines this morning really made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    There'll be some lottery numbers come out of this and hopefully, a few lessons too.
    May be the first lesson to be learned is that they need in Thailand a fully trained cave rescue team.

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    An amazing outcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Hopefully the extraction of all those kids from inside (2.3 km deep) the cave can start before the predicted heavy rains begin.
    Yeah, that's the next big hurdle and fear. At least the path is clear (the Brits widened some parts to be able to fit through with their tanks) and food and medics are with them.
    Crash course on scuba and ferry them out one at a time between two divers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    May be the first lesson to be learned is that they need in Thailand a fully trained cave rescue team.
    Some police colonel is already on it? Separate dept., dedicated separate budget buying overseas equipment from a related middle man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    On Thai media sites.




    What a great outcome.
    This isn't a picture of them.

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    Hopefully it won't become some sort of adventure test for local teens in the coming dry seasons, see who can get to Pattaya beach and take a selfie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    This isn't a picture of them.
    Had suspected that, but wasn't sure, which is why I only mentioned it's a pic on Thai media sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Probably the Thai navy "seals..."

    How long, from plane to cave, did it take the British crew to find them?
    Thai TV this morning had the first contact clips, embedded with a "Thai Navy Seal" blurb.

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    Great start to the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Wonderful news! Hopefully the extraction of all those kids from inside (2.3 km deep) the cave can start before the predicted heavy rains begin. The headlines this morning really made my day.
    Really?

    It's yet another Thai fuck up where they've been helped out by superior Westen common sense and ability.

    I don't think there's much wonderful about this at all and I have no doubt that another unfortunate situation is just around the corner.

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    Operation to rescue footballers a success but not over yet: governor

    The 12 boys and their deputy football coach, who have been missing since June 23, were found by two British divers in a drama that has gripped the nation.


    The governor said the initial estimates of the health of the team members showed they were fine.


    “From the video clip shot when the British divers found the boys, they looked exhausted given the fact that they were there without food and water for many days. If we had to choose between green as the best, yellow, and red the worst, they look to be green,” Narongsak said.


    It is reported that 16 Navy SEAL divers have been sent to the location, called Nern Nom Sao slope, to stay with the boys to keep tabs on their health and prepare them for evacuation. The divers took some special food such as power gel and water for them.


    Narongsak said the process to prepare the boys for evacuation will take a few days and the best way is still being considered. “They will be taken out of the cave, when it is safe enough. The challenge now will be to bring them out safely, as rising water and mud are impeding access.”


    Meanwhile, other efforts to access the cave such as through drilling, and finding alternative passages, as well as draining water out of the cave, will continue.


    The governor thanked both Thai and international volunteers for their dedication in this operation, which he had earlier described as mission impossible.

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    Good news....very surprising

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    the process to prepare the boys for evacuation will take a few days and the best way is still being considered
    More than a few days I think. Pump out enough water to get them out gonna take time if no more heavy rain. Digging an access tunnel from above time and potential danger of falling rock. Think teaching them basic SCUBA use is being considered. Might be the qiuckest but carries some risk.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Pump out water.....pump in noodun

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    I really an amazed at some of the stupid comments on this topic particularly by those who take every opportunity to slag off at Thailand.

    An update: There is now a doctor with them, an expert in rescue medicine and an experienced SCUBA diver who has given them all a health check, they have been given food that was prepared and ready at the advanced base set up at a high point 3km into the cave, they have lights and clothing packs prepared by their parents.

    All involved have done a fantastic job of finding these kids without major injury or death, it has been an extremely difficult and dangerous job and while the objecting was always finding the kids safety must be the top priority,a dead rescuer finds nothing. The coach with the kids has also done a great job keeping them alive and expecting rescue.

    Those involved:



    While it was the British team that reached the kids first that is only coincidental as there would have been probably 8 actual rescue teams of 3 or 4 of the most experienced divers in each rotated in shifts around the clock with all the other divers divided into back-up teams with the army backing them up as porters, cooks and other support.

    The job now is to get them out safely:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Really?

    It's yet another Thai fuck up where they've been helped out by superior Westen common sense and ability.

    I don't think there's much wonderful about this at all and I have no doubt that another unfortunate situation is just around the corner.
    Yep. The sky will probably fall in at any minute now.

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