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12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave

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

  1. InTheDrink

    InTheDrink DIR Practitioner

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    Re who was the dive team: I think these people do there job humbly and don’t look for any recognition.

    Proper heroes.

    Their names will come out but not because of them.

    Amazing selfless people.
     
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  2. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    Under the circumstances of a flooding cave, just recovering all their bodies would have been a major accomplishment. Getting them all out alive is really astonishing.
     
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  3. Saltyhawg

    Saltyhawg Contributor

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    The first documentary is now playing on The Science channel. Just catching the last few minutes of it unfortunately.
     
  4. kelvkwok

    kelvkwok Registered

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    I have not use FFM before. I believe it has been asked before how those boys equalize while sedated and strapped on the way out?
     
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  5. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    They probably didn't. I've read they only descended to 16 feet or so.
     
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  6. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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  7. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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  8. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Who is Underwood and what’s his role in the rescue mission?
     
  9. The Wolf

    The Wolf Contributor

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    A british cave explorer who had mapped and explored the said cave system and was the one who alerted the Thai Authorities to get in touch with the British Cave Diving Rescue team immediately after a Thai Navy Seal dive team were lost for almost 24 hours after they too got lost in the early day's of the search for the football team and the coach.

    He personally contacted the governor of the district who then contacted the Thai government who then contacted the British Embassy for help getting the British team over to Thailand as soon as possible.

    His knowledge of the cave system was essential.
     
  10. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Contributor

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    Just watched an excellent show on Australian ABC Four Corners program about the rescue. You should be able to watch it by going to the following web site, clicking on Categories and selecting News and Current Affairs and finding Four Corners. ABC iview
     
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