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Boys stuck in cave in Thailand

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:32 am

Missing Thai boys, soccer coach all found alive in cave complex

They aren't quite rescued yet, but it looks like they will be.
BANGKOK — Twelve boys and their soccer coach were found alive more than a week after they went missing in a flooded cave complex in Thailand, a provincial governor said Monday.

The boys and their soccer coach were located nine days after first entering the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex, Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, said Monday night local time.

The governor said rescue teams will send doctors and food to help, but more water needed to be pumped out of the caves before those trapped can be rescued.

“We found them safe. But the operation isn’t over," the governor said, according to The Associated Press.
Video showed the moment rescuers discovered the boys, who were huddled together with their coach in the dark.

“How many of you are there?” one of the rescuers asks. “13?”

“Yes, 13,” one of them says.

“Brilliant,” the rescuer replies.

Next, officials plan to send divers to stay with the team and medical doctors to monitor their conditions, according to a statement the Royal Thai Navy posted on social media.

The next phase involves sending food that can last months while teaching all 13 survivors how to dive. Rescuers also plan to continue pumping water out of the cave complex, the navy said.
Part of the problem is that it's still raining, which makes it hard to pump water out of the cave. That must have been scary though, 9 days underground with no idea whether rescuers would be able to get in. The parents too must have been worried sick.
The boys, ages 11 to 16, and their coach had been stuck in the cave after a soccer game and near-constant rains since then have thwarted the search for them, according to the AP.

Thai navy SEAL divers and rescue workers from other countries made initial progress through the narrow passageway early Monday after passing through a key chamber on Sunday whose high, murky waters had previously blocked their progress, the AP reported.

Narongsak earlier said the passageway the divers made their way through goes upward in some places and downward in others and is extremely narrow, making it difficult for divers with all their gear to fit through, according to the AP.

The rescue mission had been hampered late last week after at least three rescuers near the efforts of the cave complex appeared to suffer electric shocks, according to the AP. The incident was most probably caused by jerry-rigged electrical lines that had been fed into the caverns to power lights and pumps, according to the AP.

Ambulances quickly arrived and witnesses saw three men being carried to them on stretchers. Police said their injuries were minor and the men were in stable condition, the AP reported.
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:31 am

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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:16 am



They could be in there for a long time it seems unless they can teach them to dive.

I wonder if they all know how to swim in the first place? According to the article none of them can swim.

A new video has been released of the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave, in which they say they are in good health.

Smiling and at times laughing, they each introduce themselves one by one.

They were found on Monday after nine days trapped deep in the cave by rising water, and have since received food and medical treatment.

But their rescue might take months, as they must either be taught to dive or wait for the water to recede.

The concern is that the rainy season has only just begun, so water levels in the Tham Luang cave will almost certainly continue to rise.
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I think they need a massive water pump or something.
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by ed » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:11 am

First thing when they get out is to hang the football coach.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:21 pm

ed wrote:First thing when they get out is to hang the football coach.
I agree. Hard to imagine what he could have been thinking, taking kids so deep into a cave.
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by ed » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:23 pm

I am a bit claustrophobic and even the picture of that cave creeps me out.
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:41 pm

How the fuck did those kids get that deep into that cave to start with?
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Post by ed » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:51 pm

It was probably dry, or just damp. Great fun.
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:22 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:How the fuck did those kids get that deep into that cave to start with?
I blame the hip hop.

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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by sparks » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:41 pm

And Thai Hip Hop is the worst!
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:47 pm

Yeah, you can never be sure about those girl bands.

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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:51 pm

ed wrote:It was probably dry, or just damp. Great fun.
No, I think Doctor X is right. It was that goddam Hippity Hoppity Music.

And its always Great Fun until someone loses an eye. Or in this case gets trapped in a goddam cave with nothing to listen to but Thai Hip Hop
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:50 pm

Is worse than Belgian Hip Hop.

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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:14 pm

Or Dutch

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Post by sparks » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:26 pm

And an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.
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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 am

I didn't expect. . . .

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:17 am

No one ever does
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Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:14 am

What I object to is how you automatically treat me as an inferior.

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Re: Some good news for a change

Post by sparks » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:17 am

"He's repressin' me! I'm bein' repressed here!!"
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