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Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:41 pm
by CielOnTap
An alert park official had spotted bicycles near a cave opening that was signed "no trepassing" due to the flooding rain season now in effect.
Divers from the Thai military were eventually able to find the 12 boys and their coach in the cave system that is flooded by rain.

Now the plan is to teach the team how to dive as that is the only way out for them with the divers. Rescuers don't have another way to bring the boys and man to the surface. US and UK divers have been brought in to consult/advise.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm
by CielOnTap
I just saw a tweet by a Canadian caving expert that discusses the challenges of bring the soccer team out of the Thailand cave that is flooded.
My eyes welled up when I saw the blurry YouTube video of the boy’s soccer team taken by their rescuers on July 2, and heard Rick’s voice ask how many people were in the chamber. When the answer came back “13,” I could hear a little crackle in his usually level voice. Rick, a retired fireman, is one of the best cave explorers in the world. As a survivor of many close calls himself, he has the steely nerves and pragmatism needed for one of the most dangerous human activities — cave diving. The world is celebrating, but the team and their rescuers aren’t out of the dark yet. A mountain of rock sits above the boys, and muddy, flooded passages are their only way out. For the world’s best divers, the return trip takes eleven hours, multiple scuba tanks and body-contorting squeezes. Most of these boys can’t swim.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:38 pm
by Speak-Ez
We have a loss of life now, and we will offer our condolences to Mr. Saman Gunan's loved ones and friends.

Let us provide some of that from the most recent BBC article, which we will provide a link for below this about Mr. Gunan:

What happened to the diver?

Saman Gunan - a highly trained diver - lost consciousness on his way out of the cave complex on Thursday.

His death underscored the danger of moving from the chamber to mouth of the cave, and raised serious doubts about the safety of bringing the boys out through the cramped, flooded passageways.

The link from which you can read about Mr. Gunan and the other matters related to this very bad situation.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:58 pm
by dragonfly
4 members of Thai soccer team freed from flooded cave; governor says rescue of 12 boys and coach going 'better than expected,' next phase not expected to begin for 10-20 hours ... -1.4738333

The news says the delay is about getting more air for the divers and the kids. Four out, but they still need prayers until all are out.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:04 am
by deja vu
Rescuers have now brought out a total of eight boys from a flooded cave where a youth soccer team and their coach have been trapped for more than two weeks, according to reports f
rom witnesses on the ground. Four boys were rescued on Monday, according to an aide to the Thai navy SEAL commander, and medical personnel were seen carrying four people out of the
cave to waiting ambulances. Reuters could not confirm the identity of those removed from Monday evening, and the chief of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, declined to comment,
saying a news conference would be held later in the day
. ... -1.4738771

Now we wait for the last 4 boys and their coach to be rescued. None of the 8 have been fully reunited with their families in hospital. According to the morning news they are all in isolation,
while they go through the medical steps and make ure they are not in danger after 2 weeks in a cave.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 am
by dragonfly
All 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave, have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit says.

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe," the SEAL unit said Tuesday on its official Facebook page.

The team members, who range in age from 11 to 16, and the coach became trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. ... -1.4740318

The news is reporting that it will be completed after the final divers emerge from the cave. Apparently the major concern is the effects of bat droppings in the cave and having been down there for so long.

Re: Thai youth soccer team and coach found in cave

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:59 pm
by mousepad
Most of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave have returned home after spending time in a Buddhist monastery as novice monks.

Eleven of the Wild Boars youth football team were ordained novices in memory of a diver who died during their rescue. Their 25-year-old coach,
who has received monk's orders, will stay on for three months. One of the boys did not participate as he is a Christian.

The group were trapped for more than two weeks before a dramatic rescue.

Hope it works and gives the boys and coach the peace and ability to move on with their lives. Seems like a good idea and time will tell.