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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2018, 01:32:35 pm »
Flying in digging equipment to the northern area (above 'Monk's Series')

https://twitter.com/i/status/1013396618282819584

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2018, 04:32:57 pm »
Thank you Ouan


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2018, 05:48:20 pm »
Some more.....
The Thai Navy are diving with single set, back-mounted kit so they are installing bailout bottles every 25m. An appeal went out last night for 200 cylinders, over 400 there now.
Entrance to dive base in Third Chamber = 700m. Third Chamber to the Sam Yaek junction = 800m (Monk's Series enters from the north here and is where the cave flooded from). Sam Yaek junction to Pattaya Beach where everyone hopes the group is = 500m.

1987 French survey of the main cave - this is the most detailed survey available
https://www.thailandcaves.shepton.org.uk/files/cavesurveys/tloriginal.pdf

A Thai TV news report from today (Warning: all in Thai and very little cave footage).
00:30 some of the highly skilled and experienced cave rescuers investigating a shaft. 01:15 man in blue hat is governor of Chiang Rai, who is in charge of the rescue. 01:30 entrance chamber, still with water flowing in it. 02:35 onwards western military and rescue types not doing a lot outside the cave.


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2018, 07:37:14 pm »
From the Thai Navy Seals Facebook posted at 19:15 BST

[Google Translate] 1/07/18 Fifty Seal Teams Seal 6 into Hall 3, which is used as a base. Prepare rope guide Bring the black hole to the ceiling of the cave. Place the rope to reach the junction. Today dive divers from England and Sweden join the rope guide. Nodding closer to where it is.

[Translation of Google Translate] In Third Chamber dive base. Guideline placed as far as Sam Yaek with English and Swedish divers.


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2018, 04:46:47 pm »
Missing Thai boys found alive in caves.
All 12 boys and their football coach found alive after nine days missing in Thailand caves - regional governor  :thumbsup:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44688909

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2018, 04:56:45 pm »
Fantastic news

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2018, 04:56:54 pm »
Great news. They now have a problem of how to bring them out but at least they can be fed and cared for for now

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2018, 04:57:08 pm »
You beat me to it!  What fantastic news  ;D ;D ;D




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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2018, 05:17:52 pm »
That's incredible, such good news. There's a fantastic Sid Perou film about a rescue at Sleet's Gill where 2 were dived out, but I can't imagine that this would be possible given the number of people and the conditions?


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2018, 07:19:39 pm »
Just uploaded to Thai SEALS Facebook


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2018, 07:28:41 pm »
Excellent news.  I hope the rest of the rescue goes well.  Bet they enjoyed having that bright light shone in their faces  :blink: 8)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2018, 07:53:57 pm »
I expect the lads to be wearing their Seal uniforms with pride at Hidden Earth!

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2018, 07:57:26 pm »
Sounded like Ric Stanton to me!
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2018, 08:13:44 pm »
Massive amount of respect to those guys and everyone else who has been involved in finding those kids. Humankind at its best. :)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2018, 08:36:31 pm »
That's just amazing news!!

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2018, 09:03:03 pm »
Guardian says Rick Stanton & John Volanthen were first to reach them.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2018, 11:25:56 pm »
At the end of the video it is amusing, "Where are you from?"  "England, the UK"  "oh!"

It is rather odd the relief that I feel about it all!  Well done to those involved.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2018, 11:27:02 pm »
Woohoo..!

Must have been such a relief to surface and see them there!

Incredible effort.

Quite tough to leave them again too.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2018, 01:24:52 am »
"Where are you from?"  "England, the UK"  "oh!"

Bloody long swim...
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2018, 08:27:26 am »
Just heard on the radio that they're considering shipping in 4 months of food because it's the start of the monsoon season. Also they're considering either giving the boys scuba training to get them out or some sort of packaging system to bring them out.
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2018, 09:14:07 am »
Just heard on the radio that they're considering shipping in 4 months of food because it's the start of the monsoon season. Also they're considering either giving the boys scuba training to get them out or some sort of packaging system to bring them out.



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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2018, 09:58:38 am »
CDG article about rescue from beyond UK sumps:

https://cavedivinggroup.org.uk/sump-rescue/

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2018, 03:54:44 pm »
Now that Thai TV knows who they are, they have found some footage from last week of Rick and John outside the cave.
(starts at 2:29)