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12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave

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

  1. northernone

    northernone Contributor Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    British cave rescue guy, using what he feels is the best tool for the job. Common in sump diving. Not a hobby diver configuration.
    Cameron
     
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  2. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Contributor

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    A Chinese team and Australian team has also joined the rescue effort.
     
  3. DanMont

    DanMont Contributor

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  4. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Contributor

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    Great news!!! So happy they are ok. Now how to get them out I guess.
     
  5. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Portland, ME
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    Fantastic! I am interested to hear the details of their location, how far in they were, how they found them, etc. And....I'll be someone is ALREADY planning the movie....
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Great. I was losing hope while admiring the efforts, but I guess I'm too often a pessimist. I've personally given up hope on divers who eventually showed up safe on Komodo Island, and I didn't think any of those lost miners would be found alive until their drilled hole found them on camera.
     
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  7. npole

    npole Contributor

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    Not to play the bad luck guy, but it's not finished. They have zero scuba experience (to not talk about cave diving in severe environment) and there's some heavy rain coming. I hope they have already the evacuation plan in place, because they are 13 and it's not exactly like walking (otherwise they would have escaped already my themselves).
    Let's wait and hope for the best before to celebrate.
     
  8. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Portland, ME
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    Remind me to include in my 'gone diving' note to specifically exclude you from a search party in the event I ever go missing. :)
     
  9. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    Once you have a location it becomes practical to consider drilling a rescue tunnel. Not sure it is actually practical given the terrain etc, but the USG has some monster mine rescue rigs, which I think they used in Chile, that can drill 26" bore boles.
     
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  10. UFOrb

    UFOrb Contributor

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    Location: Brighton, UK
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    Fantastic news!! just hope they can now get them out safely!!
     

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