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  • Thailand cave rescue

    How is it that we have a thread on Thai penis fading, but not on the kids that have been stuck in a cave for a dozen days?

  • #2
    Where is the penis fading thread?


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      Desperate push to free boys from Thai cave within 48 hours, before heavy rains hit

      By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane
      Updated about 2 hours ago

      A navy source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the ABC three factors are driving the urgency — the water level inside the cave, the amount of oxygen available, and the health of the boys and their coach.
      "The pressure we are experiencing comes from working against the weather, as the forecasts tell us there will be heavy rain in this area within 48 hours," he said.


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        The camaraderie is heart-warming, and it is a welcome change in a country where most of the big news events of the past decade have involved conflict or sadness — military coups, political violence and the 2016 death of the country's beloved King Bhumipol Adulyadej.
        It is his son, Thailand's new king — Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun — who initially seemed to shun the role expected of him when he inherited the throne, who has provided most of the food.
        Every day — at the expense of Thailand's royal palace — truckloads of food are delivered to the stalls, where volunteers unload them and begin cooking.
        Rattanaporn Tupbumrung runs a stall of women who work all day churning out free meals of Thai cucumber salad and coconut pie.
        "It's my duty," she says. "The king has asked us to look after the people here."We're so thrilled that the king is supporting the rescue."


        • #5

          Thai cave rescue: Navy SEAL working to rescue boys dies from lack of oxygen

          Updated 53 minutes ago
          Thai authorities say a Navy SEAL working to rescue the boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has died from lack of oxygen.

          Samarn Poonan, a former member of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit who was part of the rescue team in Chiang Rai, died on Thursday night after entering the cave to lay oxygen tanks along a potential exit route, the SEAL commander said.
          They'd better hope the pumping plan works, because they're going to lose kids if they try and swim them out...


          • #6

            Cave map and informations about options to save them. It's simply terrifing how narrow and low some sections are. It's worse than i imagined.


            • #7
              Originally posted by digrar View Post
              They'd better hope the pumping plan works, because they're going to lose kids if they try and swim them out...
              Elon Musk has offered to help - electric car to drive them out.....

              Seriously though I do hope they get them out but I think this one will run


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                The "Pattaya beach" tunnel is terrifyingly narrow.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post

                  Elon Musk has offered to help -


                  In a series of tweets, the technology mogul and Tesla chief executive said his Boring Company — which digs tunnels for advanced transport systems — had advanced ground-penetrating radar, and brainstormed that an air tunnel constructed with soft tubing like a bouncy castle could provide flexible passage out.
                  He said engineers from The Boring Company and SpaceX companies needed to be on site to appreciate the complexities of evacuation.


                  • #10

                    Four expert cave divers from the UK will guide 12 boys and their soccer coach out of the flooded Thai cave they are trapped in, with support from Thai navy seals, authorities said.
                    Two of the UK divers have been named as Rick Stanton and John Volanthen.
                    But authorities said they will wait as long as possible for the soccer team, who have been underground for two weeks, to regain their strength and learn to scuba dive.


                    • #11

                      A heavy rain shower hit northern Thailand overnight, worsening conditions at the cave where rescuers were waging a "war with water and time" to save 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach, with a rescue possible within days.
                      The rain could potentially set back progress made over the last week to drain the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai.
                      With oxygen levels dropping and rainstorms forecast, time is running out on a plan to teach the boys — some as young as 11 and not strong swimmers — to make a dive through narrow, waterlogged passageways that would challenge experienced cavers.
                      The best window for a rescue could come in the next three or four days, the leader of the rescue effort said on Saturday.


                      • #12

                        British expert cave divers will guide the trapped soccer team and their coach out of the flooded Thai cave with support from Thai Navy SEALs.
                        The team includes Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, the pair who found the boys last Monday almost 10 days after they went missing.
                        The path out is dangerous, with twists and turns and narrow passages. But Mr Stanton and Mr Volanthen have a lot of experience.
                        Stanton, 57, is a retired firefighter from Coventry

                        He first became interested in diving when he was 16 or 17 and met someone who had done caving with the Scouts, and went on to learn to dive when he was at university.


                        • #13

                          The mission to extract 12 trapped boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave site has officially begun with 18 divers and five Navy SEALs sent in to rescue the group.
                          The daring rescue operation started at 10:00am (1:00pm AEST) after ambulances earlier arrived at the site and the area around the Tham Luang cave complex was evacuated.
                          Good luck!


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                            Live update here.


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                              Godspeed everyone.