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Title: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: David Rose on July 17, 2018, 05:01:10 pm
My colleague Nick Craven wrote this piece in the Mail on Sunday.

It's pretty good:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5954605/British-diver-heroes-reveal-fears-Thai-cave-rescue-getting-lost-underwater-boys-bravery.html
Title: Re: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: Badlad on July 17, 2018, 06:10:16 pm
Once you get past the sensational title lead it's not bad.   ;)
Title: Re: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: Simon Wilson on July 17, 2018, 11:42:27 pm
I've read quite a few articles about the rescue and that is easily the best so far.
Title: Re: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: yrammy on July 18, 2018, 09:06:11 am
I have read dozens and agree this is good. I never thought I would say that about a Daily Mail piece!
Title: Re: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: mrodoc on July 18, 2018, 09:37:57 am
It is helped by the jounalist actually being able to talk to the divers themselves. Makes it all clearer. I must say having been strapped in a stretcher but  just in a swimming pool with a Kirby Morgan on it is frightening. The CDG were trialling this rescue technique when I joined the CDG  in 1980. The first cave trial also ended in a near disaster but valuable lessons were learnt although this, as far as I am aware, is the first time the technique has been used in a genuine rescue situation.  At the time of the pool trial  I felt complete loss of control. You have to have great trust in your rescuers.  They did a superb job in just about the worse conditions to conduct such a rescue.  I think the Mendip contingent might have had an advantage as some of the sumps here replicate those conditions plus they are, of course, cold!
Title: Re: Excellent article on Thai rescue
Post by: rhychydwr1 on September 09, 2018, 10:09:25 am
More on the Thai Rescue

In the latest issue of Soldier [magazine] August 2018 pp 22-23 LCpl Connor Roe (REME) writes “It was going to take a miracle to get them out”