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don brown

7/8/2018 8:17:04 AM
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The rescue in Thailand

It seems that the removal of these young members of a soccer team is underway.  
When one looks at the time that it takes to make the round trip into the boys and then back out, it is something that would be pushing the limits of the divers involved, an eleven hour day under such conditions makes for a long day. One Thai diver has already lost his life in this rescue effort, let's hope that all goes well, and hopefully there will be no other loss of life.

Brenda..

7/8/2018 8:40:45 AM
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please - safety to all

It seems a bit of confusions with reports saying: Rescue operation has aid six boys have exited, Thai Navy seals saying four.  
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/thai-cave-rescue-navy-dive-operation-1.4738333  
 
as I checked to make sure the link worked, the heading now says five. Checking again, the headline is changed again.  
 
Edited by Brenda.., 2018-07-08 08:42:24

Exhausted

7/8/2018 8:26:32 PM
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Super the Rescue has Started!

There was no choice and this is the only way out for them. I am sure these volunteer divers know the risks to themselves. They also know that if they don't do anything these boys will die very soon.  
 
All the best to a successful rescue.  
 
Sympathy to the diver's family Remember always he is a hero and died as one.

don brown

7/9/2018 7:32:25 AM
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This morning

It is the end of efforts for the day in Thailand, but as of now eight of the soccer players have been removed from the cave. The weather seems to have been cooperating with monsoon rains holding off, hopefully the rescue can be wrapped up with one more entrance into the cave.  
We live in a strange world at times, one watched the news and sees a world in conflict in so many areas, and yet at times we see humanitarian efforts like this where people come together for a common cause. Let's hope this comes to a conclusion with only the loss of one person, I doubt if any of us can imagine what it would be like to run out of air in a cave that has no light and is confining in so many ways. All those who are diving in this rescue know what the risks are, but to lose one of their own so early in the efforts gives reality to what they are doing.

CatMan

7/9/2018 9:46:22 AM
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Truly Inspiring

Being claustrophobic, I had a hard time watching this at first. I am totally amazed at the bravery of those kids, rescue workers and parents.  
This story has taken us away from nasty politics and shows what really matters and how people from all over came together to get the little guys home to their families.  
Prayers for a safe journey for the remaining ones and for the rescue worker who lost his life in this heroic effort.

goshdarn

7/9/2018 3:21:08 PM
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although the rescue is

dangerous, I can't even begin to imagine the fear in their hearts when they were trapped without outside contact for how long was it? 10 days? that is a long time.  
 
little food if any, they must have had flashlights that they would have used sparingly. would have been a nighmare if they were completely dark for any lenght of time, water from the underground river that was blocking them.  
 
the 25 year old coach must have been a hero to these kids. as a group to come together and maek a plan for survival, rationing battery, food, water, and keeping hope and spirits up.  
 
it will be interesting to hear the testimonials of survival form these kids once they are fit again.

Ms.Daisy

7/9/2018 5:39:17 PM
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Cave

  
goshdarn said "dangerous, I can't even begin to imagine the fear in their hearts when they were trapped without outside contact for how long was it? 10 days? that is a long time.  
 
little food if any, they must have had flashlights that they would have used sparingly. would have been a nighmare if they were completely dark for any lenght of time, water from the underground river that was blocking them.  
 
the 25 year old coach must have been a hero to these kids. as a group to come together and maek a plan for survival, rationing battery, food, water, and keeping hope and spirits up.  
 
it will be interesting to hear the testimonials of survival form these kids once they are fit again. "

While I agree the fear they must have and still do feel must be intense! That has been a long time for sure.  
 
I am sure it has been pretty much dark the entire time they have been gone until now. I doubt they would have had more then one flashlight and little to zero food with them.  
 
I also think the coach, who is no hero, should be held responsible for endangering 12 kids. What a stupid thing to do. Take them deep in to a cave to write their names on the wall? You got to be kidding. These are not tourists they know not to go in those caves at this time of year. It was very risky and dangerous. He's 25 years old, hes not a kid. So stupid and easily avoided.  
 
But yes will be interesting to hear their stories once this is all over. Praying no one else has to lose their life...

don brown

7/9/2018 6:10:29 PM
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We all don't think the same

I take the same outlook on this as provide in the link provide, I don't care how bubblewrapped we want to make our society to become, but there is one thing I know for certain, people make mistakes and there is no guarentee of life.  
 
https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/how-a-25yearold-former-monk-kept-the-thai-soccer-team-alive/news-story/46b657bf5e027611d34da5fb509062a4  
 
Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don''t.  
 
Edited by don brown, 2018-07-09 18:14:39

don brown

7/10/2018 7:12:13 AM
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This morning

Just before 7 this morning, it was announced that the mission is complete, the members of the soccer team and coach are all out of the cave. There are still a few to still get out of the cave.  
The effort and sacrifice of all those involved in the rescue should be acknowledged by all, I imagine an emotional day for most of those involved.  
Job well done.

sammy

7/10/2018 7:40:22 AM
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don

Thanks for that link Don! However, I’m sitting here in tears now lol. He sounds like an amazing person and I’m glad the kids had him to keep them safe and calm. What an amazing end to the story, so happy they are all rescued! Those are some strong and resilient kids!!

Johnbisonbear

7/10/2018 9:32:30 AM
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and now

hopefully the Thai gov't closes access to that damn cave forever!!!

Brenda..

7/10/2018 7:22:28 PM
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read up on the coach

  
Ms.Daisy said "
  
goshdarn said "dangerous, I can't even begin to imagine the fear in their hearts when they were trapped without outside contact for how long was it? 10 days? that is a long time.  
 
little food if any, they must have had flashlights that they would have used sparingly. would have been a nighmare if they were completely dark for any lenght of time, water from the underground river that was blocking them.  
 
the 25 year old coach must have been a hero to these kids. as a group to come together and maek a plan for survival, rationing battery, food, water, and keeping hope and spirits up.  
 
it will be interesting to hear the testimonials of survival form these kids once they are fit again. "

While I agree the fear they must have and still do feel must be intense! That has been a long time for sure.  
 
I am sure it has been pretty much dark the entire time they have been gone until now. I doubt they would have had more then one flashlight and little to zero food with them.  
 
I also think the coach, who is no hero, should be held responsible for endangering 12 kids. What a stupid thing to do. Take them deep in to a cave to write their names on the wall? You got to be kidding. These are not tourists they know not to go in those caves at this time of year. It was very risky and dangerous. He's 25 years old, hes not a kid. So stupid and easily avoided.  
 
But yes will be interesting to hear their stories once this is all over. Praying no one else has to lose their life... "

hopefully, you will show a little compassion!  
 
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/hes-the-one-i-worry-about-most-the-tragic-backstory-of-the-thailand-soccer-coach-trapped-in-cave/ar-AAzTQHf?li=AAggNb9

FreeCycler

7/10/2018 11:33:14 PM
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A great success!

I guess you could say it's time to celebrate for the rescuers, perhaps even THAI ONE ON!  
 

Fondue

7/11/2018 12:23:25 AM
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Johnbisonbear said "hopefully the Thai gov't closes access to that damn cave forever!!! "

LOL! That is so stupid to say. They are actually considering turning that cave into a tourist attraction.

 
 
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