Thailand Cave Rescue: Boys found alive after 9 days

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    Thailand Cave Rescue: Boys found alive after 9 days

    Wow, this is unbelievable... hooray to the rescuers and those providing support!

    Hopefully the boys and their soccer coach make a full recovery, it sounds like they are still too weak to be moved out immediately.

    I loved seeing that the US was involved in the rescue efforts.

    Thailand cave rescue: Boys found alive after nine days - BBC News
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    Awesome!

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    Great news! I see a movie about this sometime in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    Great news! I see a movie about this sometime in the future!
    Too late. That movie came out in 1985. It's called Goonies.

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    I never thought they'd be found alive, what great news.

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    It’s going to be tough getting them out, but at least that chance has been granted! Hoping for another miracle on the extraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Too late. That movie came out in 1985. It's called Goonies.
    I was thinking more like "The 33".

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    1) Just from reading the headline of the thread, thank goodness they found them!

    2) What happened? I read the article attached but that’s more about the rescue and not how they ended up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkuclubbaseball19 View Post
    1) Just from reading the headline of the thread, thank goodness they found them!

    2) What happened? I read the article attached but that’s more about the rescue and not how they ended up there.
    It sounds like they had soccer practice in a park complex and afterward planned to spend the afternoon in the nearby cave trails. The saddest part (before their discovery) were the pictures of their empty bikes lined up in the park.

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    According to reports they have about 10 days to get the kids out. The water levels aren’t expected to drop until October...

    Rain is in the forecast, these young souls are going to have to learn a scuba crash course. Keep the prayers coming!

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    Crazy story. Found alive, yet they can't bring them out just yet. Must be gut wrenching for the parents. They don't want them to scuba out since it is too dangerous and they might kill themselves or the divers in a state of panic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Crazy story. Found alive, yet they can't bring them out just yet. Must be gut wrenching for the parents. They don't want them to scuba out since it is too dangerous and they might kill themselves or the divers in a state of panic.
    According to reports none of the kids can even swim. It doesn’t get worse than this. Maybe by some miracle they can drill and vertically extract them, but reports indicate they’re 2.5 miles in and the cave stretches up to 6 miles and varies in elevation.

    I think they are going to have to dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    According to reports none of the kids can even swim. It doesnít get worse than this. Maybe by some miracle they can drill and vertically extract them, but reports indicate theyíre 2.5 miles in and the cave stretches up to 6 miles and varies in elevation.

    I think they are going to have to dive.
    I was wondering about the drilling option. Guess you answered that. Maybe a combination of drilling a diving to that area? Is there a water tight bubble they could put a kid in and pull it out? Maybe knock the kids out first so the panic level is gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    I was wondering about the drilling option. Guess you answered that. Maybe a combination of drilling a diving to that area? Is there a water tight bubble they could put a kid in and pull it out? Maybe knock the kids out first so the panic level is gone?
    The final plan hasnít been released but that would be perfect, if they could drill somewhere nearby, to shorten the dive distance.

    Iíve done some very basic scuba diving and canít imagine how challenging this would be if they have to dive the entire way out. These were Thai Navy Seals who went in.

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    A SEAL has died due to lack of oxygen

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