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12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave

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

  1. Trivan

    Trivan Registered

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    I thought heard on a recent TV hour long recap that the FFM was at positive pressure to lessen the likely hoods of leaks. Not sure it this is true or possible as I have no experience with them.
     
  2. Dan

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    Good synopsis of the event. Thanks for posting it.
     
  3. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    It's a geared for non cave/sump trained OW divers to help explain what happened. I thought it was a bit long but very good overall.

    Jill is an awesome individual with a LOT of expererience and serious accomplishments. She is also personal friends with some of those involved and sincerely one of the nicest people of had the pleasure of meeting. I encourage everybody to look up her other works.
     
  4. Dan

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    One of the rescue diver, Jason Mallinson, had to re-administer injection of Ketamine (a job he has never done it before) on the boy, as the boy began to wake up & moved his hands around. Scary situation.

     
  5. Cowfish Aesthetic

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    It's been very interesting to me to see how cagey the Thai authorities were to discuss whether the boys were drugged. I suppose if they'd admitted in advance the plan was to knock them out and something had gone wrong, they'd have been blamed for incapacitating the boys. But it seems clear in the end that the ketamine was a phenomenal idea.
     
  6. Kay Dee

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    Gotta laugh, as knowing a couple of the lead Ozzie divers personally, one very very well - but not having spoken to them at the time - I predicted back on page 30 that we would probably find they would use "unconventional methods" to get the boys out. And they sure did! What-a-rescue!!!!

    12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave
     
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  7. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    God I love a happy ending :wink:

    On Wednesday Coach Ek and four of the boys who were stateless refugees from Myanmar were granted Thai Citizenship.
     
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  8. Laurie S.

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    Excellent!
     
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  9. Jay

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  10. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Jay_Antipodean Thanks for linking that piece. Others can correct me, but I didn't notice any exaggerations, accuracies, or obvious dumming-down. Just some nice quotes overlaid on some nice video loops of cave diving.
    The connection to the Thai rescue is tangential, but a nice piece none-the-less.
     
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