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Thailand cave rescue
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:16:04 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/world/asia/what-to-know-about-the-trapped-thai-boys.html
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When 12 soccer players and their coach went missing in the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand on June 23, many feared they would never emerge alive from the flooded depths of the geological complex.

But after 10 days of searching, divers found the boys and their coach huddled in an isolated chamber inside the cave. They were hungry and cold, but alive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44747049
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Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in waterlogged caves in Thailand will not be rescued overnight as they cannot dive, an official says.

This is big news right now if you haven't been following it. Even Elon Musk is helping now.
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/07/06/elon-musk-thai-cave-rescue-spacex-tesla.html
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Elon Musk to send team of engineers to assist Thai cave rescue mission
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Tesla founder Elon Musk said on Twitter that engineers from SpaceX and The Boring Company would travel to Thailand on Saturday. Technicians could pump water through the cave and provide battery packs to provide electricity to boost the pump rate, Musk said.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1015105500105412610

I've been following since that tweet.

EDIT: Updated links
« Last Edit: July 06, 2018, 11:18:13 PM by jdaniele »
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Re: Thailand cave rescue
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:18:18 PM »


Found that image of the cave in the tweet chain. Really crappy situation.
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Re: Thailand cave rescue
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 01:06:53 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44755452?ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=news_central

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Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

Rescuers have begun a mission to evacuate 12 boys and their coach from the cave where they have been trapped for two weeks.

Teams entered the cave at 10:00 local time (03:00 GMT), operation chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters.

All non-essential staff have been cleared from the site near the entrance, leaving only diving teams, medics and security forces.

The boys were exploring the cave on 23 June when they were cut off by water.

LIVE: Latest updates on the rescue
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Thirteen foreign divers and five from the Thai Navy are involved in the rescue mission.
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Re: Thailand cave rescue
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:32:10 PM »
i havent been following this all that closely. i did hear about elon musk
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Re: Thailand cave rescue
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 08:56:52 PM »
They've done a lot about it too!!

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/thai-cave-rescue-operation-latest-thailand-boys-soccer-team-2018-07-09-live-updates/

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The high-risk rescue operation is ongoing for the four boys and their coach who remain trapped in the cave in Thailand. Four boys were rescued Sunday [7/8/2018] and an additional four emerged Monday [7/9/2018].

The head of the rescue mission says their plan is based on bringing four people out each day. That's partly because it takes about 20 hours to re-set all of the oxygen tanks they use inside the cave during the rescues. So it is not clear if all five of those remaining inside will get out on Tuesday.

Very impressive!!
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