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12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave

Discussion in 'Search and Rescue' started by Dogbowl, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
  2. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Damn. I hope this story has a good outcome!
     
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  3. xmass-Eve

    xmass-Eve Nassau Grouper

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    Reminds me of Sanctum. Hope they'll be found and able to get out...
     
  4. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    They brought in “a team of 17 United States Air Force rescue and survival specialists” from Okinawa and “three expert cave divers from Britain”. Hope this new team they’ve assembled will help find the boys.
     
  6. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

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    My heart really goes out to the boys and their families. Just hope the rescue efforts prove successful and they are found alive!
     
  7. seadweller

    seadweller Dive Charter

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    I saw this on the news and it is horrible . I hope they can find the boys alive with these new rescue efforts !
     
  8. exundo

    exundo Angel Fish

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    Kudos to the rescuers and supporters.

    Saw this on the news this morning. Can someone provide a context or explanation of what appears to be an inner tube on the back of the diver? I'm clueless.
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  9. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    It's a poor man's version of a backplate and wing.
     
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  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Some wings, primarily for public safety divers, are made of a rubber or nonpourous material material that can be easily decontaminated. Don't know if that is the case here, but I would think so.


    Bob
     
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