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Thai Cave Rescue - Full, Amazing Story

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dale00, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Dale00

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    "I still can't beleive the rescues all worked"

    Ice cold, fast flowing water that often ripped facemasks off.
    One section required a one-mile long swim.

    Thai divers doing their best but without any cave diving experience. Logistical help from U.S., experienced British cave divers on the hardest sections and thousand of others advising and assisting.

    This may be one of the epic rescues of our time.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-seals.html
     
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    Getting them all out was an extraordinary feat of organization and human effort. Salute.....


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    Very scary. I am terrified of caves.
     
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    A rescue story that will be remembered for decades. Amazing accomplishment.
     
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    Wife and I really followed this. An amazing story of the world coming together for a common good.
    The sad part is the Thai Seal that died helping set up the final portion of the rescue. R.I.P.
     
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    I haven't seen it covered, how the heck did they get in there in the first place?
     
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    Why would fools put them selves in jeopardy.
     
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    All I know about the specific cave is what has been in the papers.
    Thailand basically has a dry season and then a wet season that can produce prodigious rainfall for 4 months or so, and the water pours into any underground openings that fill in the rainy season and drain out as springs in the dry season. The rainfall rates there have to be seen to be appreciated.
    The coach took his team into a known death trap on the day that rain was forecast to start....and did. I celebrate the 10,000 people who saved the lives against all odds. I wonder what is going to happen to that coach, who may not be all that much older than the boys?
     

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