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Re: 13 trapped in a cave,12 boys and their coach

Started by thaiga, June 29, 2018, 11:13:38 PM

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Rescue efforts for Mu Pa boys trapped in cave have started - https://twitter.com/vaitor - reports The first four boys of the soccer team are on their way out. They have to walk approx. 1,2km with two dives (depending on waterlevels) to reach the rescue center which is 700m from the cave entrance. Divers say it could take up to 12 hours to get the kids out.  Officials at the cave are saying they are trying to take out the kids right now as water levels keep increasing. The kids will dive with two divers each. they have had strong rains since yesterday.

why the rescue is so difficult for the divers.  VIDEO HERE:twitter.com/vaitor

Update : ‘It’s D-Day’: Cave rescue mission has begun

Divers have entered Tham Luang Cave to begin the hours-long operation of extracting at least some of the 12 young footballers and their coach trapped inside for more than two weeks, the mission chief said on Sunday.

Narongsak Osottanakorn said the assignments were issued at 10am and the rescue was to begin as soon as possible, with the first of the youths expected to emerge around 9pm.

“Today is D-Day,” he said. “The boys are ready to face any challenges.”

Much of the route to the location where the boys and their coach were found last Monday has dried significantly, Narongsak said, though more rain is forecast.

When the search began, most of the accessways inside the cave were underwater.

It was unclear how many of the group will be extracted on Sunday. Earlier reports indicated that only those who were “100 per cent strong” would be brought out and reports today put the number at just four boys.

Narongsak said the boys and their coach would dive out one at a time, each accompanied by two members of a team of Thai and foreign divers.

News media and everyone else not directly involved in the operation were ordered to leave the area near the cave entrance to clear access for the evacuation operation.

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as there is no discussion by members,there really is no point in posting news items,as if you go to the bottom of the login main page all the top news is there,defeats the whole object of a forum.
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.


I see your point nan, up to a point, as they say. The links below on the index page will only tell you what we already know, if you look, there seems no up to date or personal stuff. like:

The coach of the famous 13 lost his parents when he was very young, so off to the wat he went, became a monk, like many others with no parents. after 10 years in the monestry he left the monkhood to take care of yi his grandmother. one of the boys had a birthday so it was an outing to celebrate the birthday which they took all the birthday treats into the cave to celebrate, about 700 bhts worth of food. but things went wrong, he kept the boys together in order and they meditated their time away, he went without food so the boys could eat. what a guy.

The scene at the cave as i understand is, the entrance has been sheeted off to give some privacy to the boys when they hopfully see daylight. 13 emergency vehicles and a helicopter are waiting to take them to a local hospital where a large room of beds is waiting for them, the 8th floor is reserved for them. no photography allowed, being so many reporters from the media, about 1,000 in total who incidentally are not to happy with the situation, as they have been moved out to a school 2 kilometers from the hospital, four kilometres from the cave to ensure clear access.

the divers tanks weigh about 150 kilos, Full face masks; 2 divers accompanying 1 boy; guided by rope. When facing a very narrow path, they will release the tank from back and slowly roll tank & guide the boy through. They walk from Chamber 3 to mouth of cave, where the boys parents are waiting patiently.

While we might see the first kids leaving the cave today around 9pm, the whole mission might not be completed until monday.
the pic below is an idea from elonmusk an air filled tube for trapped boys to get out, it's being tested near to the cave.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


“I can confirm the 13 survivors are more than ready, physically and mentally. They’re determined and well aware of the evacuation procedures. Everyone is ready to come home with us, no matter what they have to face,” Narongsak told reporters. channelnewsasia.com

Thai cave rescue: D-Day as evacuation operation begins

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BREAKING: Six boys have now exited Thai cave - senior member of rescue team

First two Thai boys rescued from flooded cave: Reports

The first two members of a Thai schoolboy soccer team have been rescued from the flooded cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, a local rescue official said on Sunday July 8.

Elite divers entered the Tham Luang cave at 10am on Sunday to carry out the dangerous rescue mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach. They have been trapped underground since June 23.

Officials earlier said the earliest time the first survivor could emerge was 9pm (10pm Singapore time), but local media reported that the first boy was out at 5.37pm. A second boy came out at 5.50pm.

“Two kids are out. They are currently at the field hospital near the cave,” said Tossathep Boonthong, chief of Chiang Rai’s health department and part of the rescue team.

“We are giving them a physical examination. They have not been moved to Chiang Rai hospital yet,” Tossathep told Reuters.

Thai TV station Spring News tweeted that three boys have been rescued.

The boys and their coach will receive medical treatment at Chiangrai Prachanukroh hospital for at least 24 hours after they are rescued from the cave, reported Bangkok Post.  Their family members will not be allowed to visit them during the first 24 hours. Family visits will be allowed only after their medical check-ups are completed in 48 hours.

Dr Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector general of the Public Health Ministry in charge of Chiang Rai, said the teenagers and the coach, once freed from the cave, could be discharged from hospital and go home within five days.


2 More Boys Out of Cave, 1 Condition Unknown

Four boys have now been rescued from the flooded Luang cave Sunday evening, but one was said to need close medical attention.

In a triumph for an uncertain mission fraught with danger, initial reports said the first two children walked out on their own feet at 5:40pm and 5:50pm after 16 days trapped in the dark and flooded cave complex.

A third and fourth boy were brought out not long after, but one was said to be “closely monitored.”

A helicopter was seen departing the site at 7:09pm. There were also reports the fifth and sixth boys have almost exited the cave.

The navy SEALs, which spearheads the operation, confirmed in an online statement at about 7:50pm that three boys were brought out.

They were brought out by professional divers, but no details of the circumstances are yet available.

Helicopters and 13 ambulances were standing by for the team to be taken to the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. Three ambulances were seen entering the facility at about 7:30pm.

The plan as rehearsed has been to transport them by ambulance to a hospital in Chiang Rai City 60 kilometers away. Any found in critical condition would be flown by helicopter to the same hospital.

Narongsak Osottanakorn, the former Chiang Rai governor and rescue operation chief, announced in the morning that the boys would be brought out in pairs, with two divers accompanying each one of them. He insisted that all were 100 percent ready, both physically and mentally.

The families had also given green light to the extraction plan, he said.

Going out the way they came in was a dangerous option of last resort. But fear they would drown or suffocate were they to remain any longer forced the hard choice.   Additional reporting Pravit Rojanaphruk

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one of the largest rescue operations in the history of the country.the rescue of the Mu Pa Academy Mae Sai football club. Twelve young footballers and their coach.some call them the cave boys,the famous 13 the 12 kids and their coach,that is sure to go down in history.
the rescue team certainly know their stuff,the Australian doctor inside the cave decided to bring out the weakest kids first,as cave conditions have been the best in days.brave and talented people.
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Thailand's volunteer army
the people behind the scenes played a great part in the rescue,there not professionals just ordinary people,they wanted to give something as in help and done what they could,what they know best,like the lady in the video below.every night she picked up the laundry from the cave took it back in the morning all fresh and cleaned. people like these show the goodness from their heart,just one of many. people just want to help.

Meet Thailand's volunteer army
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A rice gesture, despite the risk

Farmers sacrifice their land to help save kids, and the nation will never forget it

A farmer looks at his flooded farmland due to water drained from Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Even though his 12 rai of paddy, the only source of income for his family, are now submerged and severely damaged by all the water being frantically pumped out from flooded Tham Luang cave during a mission to rescue 12 boys and their coach, Pairoj Jan-in, a farmer who lives nearby, is delighted and proud of his small but significant contribution to battling the rescue operation's main enemy -- water.

"Rice can be grown again, but the lives of 13 people cannot be brought back. Being a father and grandfather myself, I'm as worried about the well-being of these boys as if they were my own kids. I want them to be rescued safely as soon as possible," said the 60-year-old.

Mr Pairoj is one of over 100 farmers who are sacrificing their farmland to help the rescue bid.

According to authorities, the diverted water has flooded more than 1,400 rai of farmland in four tambons of Chiang Rai's Mae Sai District -- Pong Pha, Pong Ngam, Si Mueang Chum and Ban Dai.

Nineteen high-powered pumps have now been installed inside the cave to reduce the water level, which has been coming down by 1cm per hour.

More than 128 million litres have been sucked out of the 10km-long cave and flooded lowlands surrounding the area since Monday. The excess water has been funnelled into nearby fields, streams and hastily dug wells.

Nual Patukarn, 66, another farmer in tambon Pong Pha, said this unnatural flood cost him more than 250,000 baht overnight. However he was not upset and voluntarily let his farm be flooded to help save the young football team who have been trapped for nearly two weeks almost 1km underground.

"I'm not saying the money doesn't matter, but money should not be the most important thing in life. I believe other farmers in the area feel the same way," he said. "We're all focused on the same thing: getting the boys back. Everything else comes second."

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry said it plans to compensate all of the farmers.

It has also instructed the Department of Rice to assist them with the use of proper farming technology after the water has subsided, and urgently assess the damage to help them deal with rice seedlings.

Deputy director-general of the Rice Department Suwat Jearakongman said some of the crops on the damaged farms that were in an early stage of cultivation can be replanted with other types of rice that are more resistant to the cold climate and less sensitive to light. Other techniques can be implemented to maintain the quality of rice during the harvest season, he added.

Somsak Saichuen, 52, a rice farmer in tambon Pong Ngam, said officials from the Chiang Rai Provincial Agricultural Office have already visited his farm to survey the situation and provided assistance.

"They have promised to pay 1,000 baht per rai as compensation. Although that amount may not cover all the damage, it's still better than nothing. I think this is the time when everyone needs to show a spirit of dedication and sacrifice," he said.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


    Reports claim an 8th boy left the cave at 6.59pm   khaosodenglish.com                 

https://www.facebook.com/KhaosodEnglish/ - reports fifth boy out the cave

bangkokpost.com. reports Four more boys reach Chamber 3 in Tham Luang cave: Source

Four more boys have reached Chamber 3 in Tham Luang -- past the narrow, treacherous passage near the T-junction that poses the greatest threat to the rescue operation, a source in the operation centre said on Monday.

The source said the boys arrived at the chamber at 4pm after being rescued by foreign and Navy Seal divers from the ledge - called Nern Nom Sao.- where they had sheltered from floodwaters for more than a week.

They are the second batch to undertake the perilous journey out of Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai. The first four were successfully evacuated and taken to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital in Muang district on Sunday.

Divers took about four hours to escort the four from the ledge to the chamber, the source added.

Chamber 3 is the operational base for rescuers inside the cave. It is about two kilometres from the entrance.

The evacuation procedure calls for the boys to receive initial medical treatment there before rescuers take them through the remaining stretch of the cave to a field hospital outside, and then transport them by helicopter or ambulance to join their colleagues at the hospital.

Rescue mission chief Narongsak Osotthanakorn on Monday said the operation on the second day started at 11am.

Four more young footballers and their coach at the Mu Pa (WIld Boar) Academy Mae Sai, Ekkapol Chantawong, are still on the ledge.

The thirteen were trapped by floodwater after entering the cave on June 23, and forced deeper and deeper inside the labynthine tunnels.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


the first time in history,the entire world is rooting for the same football team
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


being reported by the media eleventh boy out now,although i wish them every success,i can't help feeling sorry for the ones that have died in other disasters that have occurred,the tragedies in the news of late,some 40 or more died in the boat disasters,do people have short attention span.where there are thousands of preventable deaths each day. But it’s not “exciting” to report on. hollywood producers are already on the scene looking to make a movie,there not all out safe yet.

interesting link certainly makes you think how the mind works. https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/1016272807511150597

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TV and the media are reporting there all out. All divers are also out of the waters all of the rescue effort team is in safety. post of the day from
A day when Thailand proved a lot of doubters wrong, a day when the World showed what is possible if everyone pulls as one.
Congrats to all involved however big or small your role, every decent person watching salutes you all

How the Thai cave saga unfolded

How the Thai cave saga unfolded
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Just a couple of the many heroes who played a part in the rescue operation

Lest we forget about the not so lucky ones, like sam Former Navy Seal Saman Kunan who died on Friday. I hope your looking down on us sam to see the success of the rescue operation, which you played a part in. You are a hero love and respected. 3,565,416 bht was raised for the family of the hero.

[email protected] sanook.com

Australian doctor Richard Harris what a guy, he went in to assess the boys health and stayed with them for three days. he is believed to have been one of the last rescuers out of the cave. Tragedy struck for the Australian doctor, who was at the heart of the rescue of the young Thai soccer team with the death of his father, soon after the remaining boys and their coach escaped their cave prison.

[email protected] stuff.co.nz
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There must be some mistake or a fake tweet, no one in their right mind would put themself in the front line of a claim, for accusing, unless they had evidence, that's a serious allegation. although it's been removed. interesting tweets here twitter.com

Tabarnak @BirchandMaple
I would welcome assistance from expert divers, not a con man whose cars set themselves on fire at charging stations, lol.

Why are people so rude on social media Trump/elon, more here from the nytimes.com

Silicon Valley moguls seem to believe they can fix most anything, and they appear befuddled when their attempts to do so aren’t met with unbridled enthusiasm.

and from jonathan head twitter.com
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Taman Tun

I hope Vernon Unsworth takes a deep breath, lets the insult pass and gets on with his life.  Unfortunately there are any number of lawyers out there only too willing to have a pop at Musk on a no win no fee basis.  If Unsworth takes that route he will have years of hassle and uncertainty. 
If the old only could, if the young only knew.


Now how are they going to fit this bit in the movie ::)

The story that rocked the world and ended full of joy as the 12 boys and their coach were saved has took a turn for the worst. not forgetting the heroe that lost his life R.I.P.

That is the best way t/t just "forget it" as everyone knows who the heroes are and who is throwing their toys out the pram. remember where we are and the defamation laws that slur could constitutes a horrendous criminal charge. why do people with famous as we have seen of late make a fool of themself.   BUT.... elon could even win a case like this as some will say he was provoked as he never started the rant.
Mr Unsworth let it go mate, Mr Musk has much deeper pockets

If. If. If. You had any real evidence to support a claim like that you go to authorities. Not a twitter fight. Interesting read here:
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Not A Buffalo

Unsworth used to be in the Buffalo family....   Didn't get on with guy but he is not a Pxxx


Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British caver

The stock sell-off knocked almost $2 billion off the company's market value.The billionaire entrepreneur's spat with British caver Vernon Unsworth started last week, after rescue teams rejected Musk's offer of a mini-submarine reports todayonline.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


I read in the news Tesla investors are demanding an apology from Elon Musk,his behaviour is shaking investor confidence,so is that really an apology or are they worried about there investment,being told from other people to apologise,if you do make an apology it's not from the heart,but because other people advised you to.

an apology doesn't always change that person,or even last that long speaking from my own experience,on this very forum.
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.


Lets hope unsworth has led a squicky clean life as i have a feeling no stone will be left unturned in an attempt to, ... say no more

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for 'pedo' slur

He spoke today after facing widespread criticism and requests from Tesla investors to say sorry to Vernon Unsworth who said rescue submarine being built by Musk was a ‘PR stunt’

In response, Musk described Unsworth as ‘paedo guy’. Unsworth who is still in Thailand has now been contacted by lawyers in the UK and U.S. wanting to represent him.

‘My words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader

“‘Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone. ‘I am truly sorry if I offended anyone.’

Unsworth is among top cave divers who joined the rescue mission for the Mu Pa Academy footballers and their assistant coach trapped inside Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district.

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Wow! 77 beauties for the 2020 Miss Grand Thailand pageant visited the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai reports 77kaoded.com
77 now is that a message for the lottery 8)

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