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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:49 am

In short, a youth soccer team was trapped in a cave for 2 weeks with no food or water. Because of flooding no one has been able to get to them. They were discovered early this week and all were shockingly alive.

It may take over a month now to get the boys out. The dive to get to the boys and back out is 11 hours long. This morning one of the rescue swimmers died. He was an ex-navy seal from Thai who was volunteering. True hero.

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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:04 am

I've been following this story. Trying to put myself in the shoes of those kids and it would just be awful. It sounds like they're stranded on just a little muddy slope and potentially could be there for months. They sent in 4 months worth of food just in case they need to stay until the rainy season is completely done in September or October.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:07 am

Another story I just read: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/62642938 ... operations
Arpakorn also told reporters Friday that time to rescue the boys is now "limited," though he did not specify the reasons.

"At first we thought that we could sustain the kids' lives for a long time where they are now, but now, many things have changed," he said, according to The Associated Press. "We have a limited amount of time."
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:01 am

Was the cave dry when they ventured off the main trail and then it flooded right behind them? When I heard it flooded I thought for sure the room they were in would be full of water. Maybe that wasn't the case then, but they are predicting it could flood entirely?

I wonder how far down this is from land. I need to find a map
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 am

Tesla just offered to send engineers to help. Probably just an empty statement though.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:03 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Was the cave dry when they ventured off the main trail and then it flooded right behind them? When I heard it flooded I thought for sure the room they were in would be full of water. Maybe that wasn't the case then, but they are predicting it could flood entirely?

I wonder how far down this is from land. I need to find a map

From what I've read, it was dry enough for them to walk into the cave system. Then it started raining and they couldn't get out the way they came so they went further in. I saw a crude map that showed where they were and what was flooded. I'll see if I can find that again.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:04 am

Here are a couple:
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:14 am

That's horrible. Here is one more map. Shows spots are so small you can't wear a scrubba tank. Also I see a potential digging area

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Postby wags83 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 am

Keeps getting worse
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/05/asia/tha ... index.html
Pressure is mounting on Thai authorities to bring forward a rescue plan for 12 boys and their coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand, after the death of a former navy diver and a drop in oxygen levels underground.

Officials initially thought they could keep the boys and their coach in the cave where they are trapped for up to four months, until waters dropped sufficiently for them to be able to walk out.

But the death of a rescue team member, and the realization that oxygen levels have fallen to potentially dangerous levels, appears to have forced a reassessment of the situation.

Thai Navy SEAL chief Rear Adm. Aphakorn Yoo-kongkaew said oxygen levels in the cave had dropped to 15%, a level that one Thai medic said posed a serious risk of hypoxia, the same condition that causes altitude sickness. It was too dangerous to leave the boys much longer, Yoo-kongkaew said, despite the risks involved in attempting to bring them out.

"We can no longer wait for all conditions (to be ready) because of the oppressive situation," he told journalists Friday.

"We originally thought the young boys could stay safe inside the cave for quite a long time but circumstances have changed. We have limited amount of time." He did not say how long they could survive with current oxygen levels, but he said getting more oxygen piped into the boys was top priority.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:55 pm

I know it's a long ways down the cave, but run some hose and pump in oxygen? In sure that's exactly hard. Or drill above to get them air.

How far down were the miners from Chili?
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:00 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I know it's a long ways down the cave, but run some hose and pump in oxygen? In sure that's exactly hard. Or drill above to get them air.

How far down were the miners from Chili?

700 meters.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:46 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I know it's a long ways down the cave, but run some hose and pump in oxygen? In sure that's exactly hard. Or drill above to get them air.

How far down were the miners from Chili?

700 meters.

800 meters is half a mile, so very comparable.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:04 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I know it's a long ways down the cave, but run some hose and pump in oxygen? In sure that's exactly hard. Or drill above to get them air.

How far down were the miners from Chili?

700 meters.

800 meters is half a mile, so very comparable.


Maybe running air tubes down ends up working, but man. What an awful way to spend a few months. They should at least get those pressurized bank shoots so they could send down some other stuff, like a bunch of Nintendo Switches
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:07 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post They should at least get those pressurized bank shoots so they could send down some other stuff, like a bunch of Nintendo Switches

I also thought of the kids dying of boredom before anything else
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:28 am

First 6 boys out!

Was interesting reading the Twitter exchange with Elon Musk and his plans. He was going to build some kind of sled to pull the boys on, not sure if that got there in time or how they are getting the boys out now.

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Pic in this article. Looks like the boys are just using oxygen masks and flippers. An adult swimmer is escorting them and holding the boys tank in his hands while his own tank is on the adults back.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/thai ... 8351060fa8
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Postby Blue Jackets » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:40 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Was interesting reading the Twitter exchange with Elon Musk and his plans. He was going to build some kind of sled to pull the boys on, not sure if that got there in time or how they are getting the boys out now.

In case anyone wants to read about it
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Postby Blue Jackets » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:59 am

Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action -- the pod is just 12 inches in diameter
Video at the bottom of them opening it and sliding an adult out. I would rather learn to scuba dive than ride in that for 5 hours.

Some people online are upset that the media keeps talking about this pod even though it likely won't be used. Sorry for adding to that.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am

Looks like 4 more kids are out. The coach and 4 kids still in the caves.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:26 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Looks like 4 more kids are out. The coach and 4 kids still in the caves.

Hmmm, I guess I'm not sure of the timeline on all of this. I thought there were 12 kids total, but that wouldn't make sense if 6 were already rescued, plus 4 more and 4 left in the cave. That makes 14....
This was my source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/tha ... index.html According to that article, only 4 were rescued yesterday and 4 more this morning.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:47 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Looks like 4 more kids are out. The coach and 4 kids still in the caves.

Hmmm, I guess I'm not sure of the timeline on all of this. I thought there were 12 kids total, but that wouldn't make sense if 6 were already rescued, plus 4 more and 4 left in the cave. That makes 14....
This was my source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/tha ... index.html According to that article, only 4 were rescued yesterday and 4 more this morning.


They've been trapped for so long, they are starting to multipy.

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