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Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-08-2018 | Main | Random Thoughts And Open Thread
July 08, 2018

Thai Divers Begin Rescue Of Stranded Soccer Team
- Four Rescued So Far

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4 boys from Thai soccer team rescued from flooded cave, next phase to begin in 'about' 10 hours

Four members of a Thai youth soccer team were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand on Sunday, leaving another eight boys and their soccer coach in the flooded cavern after 18 divers began a daring mission to bring home the group who have been trapped in the flooded cavern for more than two weeks.

The first boy rescued exited the cave 5:40 p.m. local time, followed by three of his team members shortly after, Chiang Rai provincial acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said in a Sunday night news conference. The boys traveled 0.62 miles underwater before they reached safety.


What these divers have done is absolutely amazing. I cannot comment on whether their rescue plan was the best possible one, but it is certainly working, no doubt because of the bravery and tenaciousness of all involved.

With the seemingly never-ending seething anger and vitriol surrounding so much of what is going on in the world, it is heartening to see this rescue effort and take a break from the other stuff.

Those of you who have some experience in less than ideal conditions in the water can appreciate how incredibly difficult and intimidating and terrifying it must be to swim into that cave, knowing that one equipment failure or a moment of indecision can mean certain death.

I am in awe....


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