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Entire soccer team rescued from Thai cave
The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Brooke Seipel

Posted on 07/10/2018 5:12:52 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

All twelve members of a soccer team and their coach have been rescued from a cave in Thailand where they have been trapped for nearly two weeks, Thai Navy Seals have confirmed.

The soccer team of 12 boys, ages 11 to 16, and their coach, 25, went missing late last month while on an excursion. They were found in the Tham Luang cave complex about 10 days into the search.

It took three missions, and elite military and divers from several countries, to remove all the boys and their coach. The first rescue took place on Sunday. Each boy needed to be brought out individually by a team of two divers.

One ex-Thai Navy SEAL died while delivering oxygen tanks to prepare for the rescue.

Those who were rescued have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. According to a report by CBS News, the boys are expected to spend a week in the hospital.


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KEYWORDS: praisereport; rescue; thaicaverescue; thailand
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Stay out of any cave you have to squeeze through or crawl on your belly.
1 posted on 07/10/2018 5:12:52 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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Good news especially for the families of the kids.

There will be tearful and joyous family reunions.


2 posted on 07/10/2018 5:15:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: yesthatjallen

This whole incident has been amazing.


3 posted on 07/10/2018 5:16:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If you beleive the dog, then take his advice.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Send the coach the bill.


4 posted on 07/10/2018 5:17:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=600><p>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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A very tough team building exercise.
(Next time, let's just go for ice cream.)
Glad they made it out.
Kudos to the kids, the coach and especially the brave divers.

5 posted on 07/10/2018 5:19:11 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Great news, indeed.


6 posted on 07/10/2018 5:19:37 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have a feeling this coach has some ‘splainin’ to do.


7 posted on 07/10/2018 5:19:45 AM PDT by Baynative ( "If you don't have a seat at the table, you're on the menu.")
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Stay out of any cave you have to squeeze through or crawl on your belly.

I did a lot of that while caving in my younger days. The key is "don't be stupid." We didn't go when it was going to rain, and someone outside knew where we were. I'm too old for that now.

8 posted on 07/10/2018 5:20:35 AM PDT by henkster (Monsters from the Id.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Wonderful news.


9 posted on 07/10/2018 5:20:55 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: yesthatjallen

Great news.


10 posted on 07/10/2018 5:21:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: goldstategop

Praise God! I was following this closely and praying for safe delivery without further loss of life. This is great news!


11 posted on 07/10/2018 5:21:27 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: yesthatjallen

Still a medic and two SEALs inside.


12 posted on 07/10/2018 5:25:02 AM PDT by glock rocks (... so much win!)
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What amazing young men these kids are. To go from non-swimmers to cave divers in one easy lesson is stupendous. Just think ten to fifteen years down the road.

four year old son: But daddy, that’s too hard. I caaaaaan’t”

Father: “Junior, let me tell you a story and then tell me you can’t clean your room. After I’m done, you’ll never, ever say I can’t”


13 posted on 07/10/2018 5:26:08 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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Alleluia!

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14 posted on 07/10/2018 5:27:57 AM PDT by infool7 (Observe, Orient, Pray, Decide, Act!(it's an OOPDA loop))
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The coach is a hero. And will be treated like one. God bless him.


15 posted on 07/10/2018 5:29:04 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

From what I’ve read, the coach is a hero. The boys were not under his authority when they went into the cave. He found their bikes and went in after them. He kept them safe and together until the rescue was effected. He gave them his food and went hungry himself.


16 posted on 07/10/2018 5:29:59 AM PDT by Jemian
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Fox had a Navy SEAL on who said the same thing.

If they weren’t a team when they went into the cave, they most certainly are now!


17 posted on 07/10/2018 5:33:05 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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"From what I’ve read, the coach is a hero. The boys were not under his authority when they went into the cave. He found their bikes and went in after them. He kept them safe and together until the rescue was effected. He gave them his food and went hungry himself."

Thank you.

18 posted on 07/10/2018 5:33:37 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (RINO politicians beware your time is coming ... SOON)
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The boys will remember this adventure as an exercise in bravery...

IF the media doesn’t keep flogging it as a horror of unimaginable proportions and no one could EVER recover or live without becoming a quivering mess of jelly for the REST of their lives.

I have no doubt they will have some awakenings at night or anxiety in tight places, but their courage needs to be emphasized.

Enough with the nannies in the media.


19 posted on 07/10/2018 5:35:00 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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One kid said they went into the cave all the time with the coach and they never told their parents.

This is not good.

The coach shouldn't have been doing this with young children and the children should have told their parents.

The parallels to child sexual abuse are there.

The kids are doing something they know they shouldn't be doing with an adult but they don't tell their parents.

I'm not claiming the coach was sexually abusing kids but it's the same idea. Doing something you know is bad and not telling mom and dad.

20 posted on 07/10/2018 5:36:22 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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