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#289832 - 07/10/18 12:12 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Russ]
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Latest reports state that all those originally trapped are now out. All the boys and the coach.

Still remaining in the cave are several of the navy divers and a doctor.
These are experienced divers and therefore at lower risk than the novices already rescued. By no means risk free though as the tragic loss of a very experienced diver has already shown.

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#289835 - 07/10/18 12:47 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: adam2]
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Wonderful news, although marred by the tragic death. I hope that incident will be investigated thoroughly.
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#289838 - 07/10/18 02:46 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Everyone is out.

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#289844 - 07/11/18 02:48 AM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Ren]
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Yes all the boys, coach and SEAL's are out. But keep in mind that divers will be doing cleanup work; removing gear, equipment, water pumps / hoses etc for days to come. There is still a great risk in this work, but hopefully no one gets injured or worse.

One of the divers who was born and raised in our local area, was involved in the rescue op and has been recognized in the local media for his efforts.

9 days, 7 missions and 63 hours inside: B.C. diver part of daring Thai cave rescue

Also mentioned in BBC News.

Cave rescue: The divers who got the Thai boys out

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#289848 - 07/11/18 01:48 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Hopefully, much of the cleanup can occur post monsoon, at much lesser risk(and I a devout Leave no Trace practitioner). What I am anxious to see is the cave gate that will be installed to prevent entrance during the monsoon season. I'll bet plans are underway for that.
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#289852 - 07/12/18 01:45 AM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Details of the rescue are starting to emerge.

Twelve young boys and their soccer coach are safe, freed from the floods in a labyrinthine set of caves in northern Thailand where they had been trapped in for more than two weeks.

Now, with the mission over and the boys recovering in the hospital, the full story of the remarkable rescue can be told.


Inside the Thai cave rescue
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#289871 - 07/13/18 02:03 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Teslinhiker]
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-seals.html


Still more details -astonishing, complicated logistics
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#289923 - 07/16/18 03:24 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/bri...eets/ar-AAA8ajj

I suppose a good many successful operations, rescue and otherwise, develop tawdry sideshows that detract from their main purpose. This i certainly the case here, with Elon Musk labeling (libeling?) the british cave diver who located the stranded soccer players a "ped," in response to the diver's opinion that Musk's rescue capsule would not have been effective in the rescue operation.

After seeing a photo of the capsule being tested in a swimming pool, I am confident the diver's opinion is correct. In caves, flooded or not, flexibility is important, like so many things in life.

Sad to see this besmirching development....
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#289924 - 07/16/18 04:13 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor


I suppose a good many successful operations, rescue and otherwise, develop tawdry sideshows that detract from their main purpose.


Cant see any valid purpose here at ETS to discuss the politics and accusations that are coming after the rescue. The rescue was a great success and this discussion should stay the course on the merits of the rescue.
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#289925 - 07/16/18 04:45 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Agree with both posts above. Itís just a distraction from the real story and really, not newsworthy. If they donít have anything good to say, they should say nothing.

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