Cave rescue after Thai boys and coach found after 9 days underground

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Pickman's model, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Found alive and well it seems after nine days missing in cave system
     
  2. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Not the outcome I was expecting.
     
  4. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Truly incredible, really thought they were lost, kudos to the search teams.
     
  5. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I bet there's some very relieved parents today.
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    No indeed. Nice to have some good news for a change
     
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  7. Grump

    Grump Well-Known Member

    Amazing if confirmed, fantastic news.
     
  8. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    These are the kids, look happy enough, found alive and hungry.

    The file won't load, but it looks like the reporters on the ground are trying to interview the parents.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
  9. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Oh wow, that's not how I expected this incident to go. That coach is going to have to endure the mother of all risk assessment/health and safety courses after this.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's still going to bea huge task to get them out.
     
  11. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    They do and I hope they run it slow and steady.
     
  12. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Good news, I am sure they'll find a way to get them out.

    Twelve boys missing in Thai cave found alive after nine days
     
  13. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Not sure if this has been covered much in the UK but it's received extensive coverage out here. 9 days in and the best news possible, they've been found alive.

    Twelve boys missing in Thai cave found alive after nine days

    In a world full of bad news, it's good to wake up to a story with a positive outcome.
     
  14. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

  15. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Ah. I have the lad on ignore, so that might be why I missed it!

    Anyways, it's all good news.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    *merged'n'renamed.
     
  17. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

  18. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Yes, British and Japanese rescuers present.
     
  19. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Ah, that explains that! :)
     
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  20. girasol

    girasol visual spaceship pilot

    I actually gave a whoop of joy when I heard it on the radio. My rather vocal reaction surprised me! Good news!
     
  21. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Same here!
     
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  22. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    I kept reading coach, wondering how on earth they'd managed to drive into a cave in a big bus and get stuck. And thinking it must be a bit of a banger if it's 25 years old.

    Um but good to hear they're safe and well, let's hope they all make it out ok. With their bus.
     
  23. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Half a dozen other nationalities involved in the rescue effort as well. Such a shame we only get to see this kind of worldwide unity and solidarity when something shit happens.
     
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  24. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    There's no profit in it.
     
  25. Mrs D

    Mrs D aka Mary Baynton

    Surely that’s the best time to see it?
     
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  26. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    There are kids in grave danger all over the world, many in circumstances only a concerted international effort could resolve. I agree that a rescue effort like this is humbling, all the more so for its rarity, but we as a species have the resources and skills to do so much more to protect life.
     
  27. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    Stay out of caves. Fuckwits.
     
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  28. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    World cup too. You dreary sod.
     
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  29. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Done correctly, it's reasonably safe. I do doubt that proper safety precautions were taken, though.
     
  30. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    Good news, and hope they extricate them (and their bus) from the cave complex safely.
     
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