‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

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‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

Post by substitute » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am

I'm sure many of you have seen various news reports about the Thai cave rescue, but this article is the most complete I've come across, with many details about this astonishing rescue effort.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/worl ... seals.html

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Post by CarloDWC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am

wow, that was quite a rescue... didn't realize that they had to go through all that... Awesome that they succeeded. :thumbsup:

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Post by DenverBuff » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 am

Simply amazing. But . . .

What in the name of God were the adults thinking when they decided to take a bunch of kids into a freaking cave like that?

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Post by Steelman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am

An amazing rescue. The finest since Apollo 13

Cheers to those Brit divers!

Anyone else find it strange that the US contingency was led by Air Force?

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Post by substitute » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:31 am

Another NY Times article said that the rainy season was supposed to start a week after their trip, but was forecast to rain day-of. The boys had been in those caves before this outing too it said, so sounds like they were at least familiar with exploring. Also, they had to retreat further in to avoid flooding, so I'm guessing that might explain just how far in they were trapped.

It' sad (and crazy that only) the one ex-Seal died. Looks like a badass dude in photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=Saman+G ... 0&bih=1054

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Post by deepcdvr » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Steelman wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am

Anyone else find it strange that the US contingency was led by Air Force?
Haha not really though; it depends on the theatre commander of the region.
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Post by BacoNoir » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Wow, that's one crazy rescue. Those kids really are lucky.
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Post by sierra11b » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:29 pm

An amazing story

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Post by River Rat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 am

Steelman wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am
An amazing rescue. The finest since Apollo 13

Cheers to those Brit divers!

Anyone else find it strange that the US contingency was led by Air Force?
Since a lot of you never been in the military this mite answer your question I don't find it strange at all.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... Pararescue

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Post by Captdave » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:21 am

River Rat wrote:
Steelman wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am
An amazing rescue. The finest since Apollo 13

Cheers to those Brit divers!

Anyone else find it strange that the US contingency was led by Air Force?
Since a lot of you never been in the military this mite answer your question I don't find it strange at all.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... Pararescue
My daughters boy friend was a pararescue before becoming a ER/trauma doc. Those guys are bad ass!


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Post by DenverBuff » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:05 am

Those Air Force Pararescue guys are the best in the business. The Navy SEALS get all the press (and deservedly so) but AFPR are the toughest of the tough and do stuff on (and off) the battlefield that are beyond belief.

I recommend David Robbins book series that highlights an AFPR unit. Great stuff.

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Post by Steelman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 pm

DenverBuff wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:05 am
Those Air Force Pararescue guys are the best in the business. The Navy SEALS get all the press (and deservedly so) but AFPR are the toughest of the tough and do stuff on (and off) the battlefield that are beyond belief.

I recommend David Robbins book series that highlights an AFPR unit. Great stuff.
Thanks for the info.

I have never served but have tremendous respect for our military and veterans (and law enforcement). I’ll check out the series for sure.

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Post by sierra11b » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:35 pm

Gotta play with PJs and CCTs in the Army. Cool dudes.

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Post by gamecock111 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm

America, we’d fuck over that coach. I hope he and the kids get to handle this well. Thank god for fuckers who put others over than themselves. It is amazing what our responders do.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 pm

gamecock111 wrote:America, we’d fuck over that coach.
I said the same thing to a friend right after the rescue. The US is so litigious - everyone looking for a free lunch.
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Post by Steelman » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:20 am

BacoNoir wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 pm
gamecock111 wrote:America, we’d fuck over that coach.
I said the same thing to a friend right after the rescue. The US is so litigious - everyone looking for a free lunch.
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Post by sierra11b » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:37 am

gamecock111 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
America, we’d fuck over that coach. I hope he and the kids get to handle this well. Thank god for fuckers who put others over than themselves. It is amazing what our responders do.
I have to wonder if we could have done such a rescue here? My two engineer cousins said it was an impossible time frame two days before they were all rescued. We would have armchaired the problem and liabilities to their deaths.

It’s amazing more shit doesn’t happen here but it will as our infrastructure slowly collapses. Luckily nobody died, but I still don’t know who’s responsible for oroville dam, but do know it’s just a bandaid.

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Post by gamecock111 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:33 am

I think we would do fine pulling the right folks together, we do pretty good in times of need.

However, on that team, there would be 5 dad “coaches” and probably 2 moms on the sideline responsible for snacks and juices that day. You’d never see 9 kids riding bikes home from practice.


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