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  • #31
    Great job.
    RIP to the one rescue diver who died several days ago.


    • #32
      Good to hear. Those are some pretty tough kids.


      • #33
        More on the coach:

        When the 12 Thai boys who’ve been trapped in a cave and are being rescued one by one were first discovered by British divers a week ago, they were reportedly meditating.

        Ekapol Chanthawong takes the boys for a bike ride after practice and stay in the back to keep an eye on them.

        Ekapol Chanthawong was orphaned at age 10 then trained to be a monk but left the monastery to care for his ailing grandmother and became a soccer coach of a newly-established football team. Many players came from stateless ethnic minorities and poor families.

        His aunt Umporn Sriwichai said he helped trained team members after school every day. "I always believed that Chanthawong would help them keep calm and optimistic, and he loved us very much. Because he had experienced the pain of losing loved ones since he was very young … we cannot stand such tragedies anymore."

        He taught the boys to meditate to keep them calm and preserve their energy.

        In a letter sent through divers, he pens a note, “Right now the kids are all fine, the crew are taking good care. I promise I will care for the kids as best as possible. I want to say thanks for all the support and I want to apologize to the parents." "If he didn't go with them, what would have happened to my child?" said the mother of Pornchai Khamluang, one of the boys in the cave. "When he comes out, we have to heal his heart. My dear Ek, I would never blame you."

        Chanthawong is now reportedly suffering from malnutrition, after giving too much of the available food in the cave to the boys.

        Eight out of the 12 boys had been rescued as of Monday, while four more and Ekapol remained stuck inside. Rescuers said they were refilling their oxygen tanks and would be going back in to retrieve the final five on Tuesday. Thai farmer Lek Lapdaungpoin is delighted to help the rescue bid.

        The boys rescued on Sunday made a special request that they wished to have Pad Krapow, according to Narongsak Osottanakorn, the head of the joint command centre coordinating the mission said.

        "Khao Pad Krapow" is known among Thai as thoughtless dish. Most Thais order the dish when they run out of ideas what to eat.


        • #34

          Thai cave rescue: Australian doctor who was last one out now grieving father's death.

          The Australian doctor who was the last man out of the Thai cave following the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team found out shortly afterwards that his father had died.

          Dr Richard Harris's boss, Dr Andrew Pearce, says he has spoken with "Harry", as he is known.

          "This is clearly a time of grief for the Harris family, magnified by the physical and emotional demands of being part of this week's highly complex and ultimately successful rescue operation," Dr Pearce said.

          "He will be coming home soon and taking some well-earned time off to be with his family. He has asked that the family's privacy is respected at this time."


          • #35
            Glad they all came out!

            + RIP +

            Saman Kunan from Thai Navy



            • #36
              What picanha says and condolences to the AUS MD "Harry" on the passing of his father.....


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                • #38
                  Various pictures and videos of the rescue -