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    Re: Four boys resued


    The Boys Tell Their Story in Translation by English Language News in Thailand




    At exactly 37 minutes into the video the boys enter the Chiang Rai community center. "We tried to dig through the walls of the cave using rocks we could find."

    Abdul Sam-on who is studying four languages provides the details of the arrival of the British divers.

    The boys promised to be good. Today is the first day of the rest of their lives.
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    Re: Four boys resued

    Turns out oops I posted a long video without English translation of the boys talking personally about their ordeal in the cave all of which is now behind 'em. Below are three clips of much the same plus some additional activity such as the 13 visiting a temple to honor the Thai Navy Seal Sgt.Maj. Saman Kunam who sacrificed his life to save the 13. Adul [A-doon] is shown at the Christian church that has cared for him the past ten years.

    The boys joked in the hospital they thought they'd dug their way to England when they heard the voice of the British diver who popped suddenly out of the water and into the dark cave where the 13 were huddled.

    Seated at the right of the front row in the Chiang Rai community center is the Navy Seal M.D. Brigadier and his three Seals behind him all four of whom stayed in the cave until the last of the 13 were out, the mayor of Chiang Rai, and the provincial governor who commanded the rescue effort, wearing the uniform of a senior government official.





























    Note: The boys interviewed briefly at the school wear their Scout uniforms which all secondary schools students have mandatory membership of. Students wear the scout uniforms twice weekly when they have additional classes in scouting.
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    Re: Four boys resued

    Just to remind us there are still excellent people and excellent news and developments out there for all to share....


    Channel 4 Australia Broadcasting Corporation

    4 Corners Special Report

    Divers Reveal Extraordinary Behind the Scenes Details of Thailand Cave Rescue

    56 Gripping Minutes of Interviews and Rescue Video






    Included is the discussion of the meeting with the Thai interior minister requested by foreign rescue advisers to present their conclusion the only way out was to dive the boys through the cave. The minister approved which set the extraction operation in motion. Divers advised the minister there was a 60% probability some boys could be saved.

    After the death of former Thai Navy Seal SMG Saman Gunan in a dive mission the senior divers knew they had to reassess the mission to make major adjustments. The divers were confident they themselves could exit the cave during the rescue, and they could bring the boys out, but divers were not sure they could bring the boys out alive.

    The Aussie diver and Dr. Richard Harris (Harry) is described as the "linchpin" of the rescue operation itself. He explained everything in detail to the boys, instructed them in terms easy to understand and that were calming. Dr. Harris prepared the boys mentally, emotionally, physically, and directed them into their wetsuits and facemask. "Dr. Harris gave us confidence the mission would succeed. His bedside manner was superb."
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    Re: Four boys resued

    This video wraps it up perfectly.



    Channel NewsAsia


    Tham Luang Cave Rescue: Against the Elements




    These are the Thai leaders and people telling their story in English subtitle translations that are excellent, clear and easy to read. The principal narrator of the rapidly moving developments is Navy Seal Captain Anon Surawan who was commander of the Luang Cave Forward Operations Base, Chamber 3. Governor and Overall Operations Commander Narongsak discusses every development of the emergency, his and his team's reaction, their discussions with foreign divers and leaders, and their choices -- step by step, point by point. Narongsak is easy to recognize as a classic and model crisis commander and strategist, decision maker, leader.



    The timeline is complete, from the reporting of the boys missing to the hunt for 'em and finding them, to the rescue operation. Each step is presented. Each decision is discussed. The details are all here. We meet the both principal decision makers and the local citizens who threw themselves into it.

    The owner of a local water pump sales company for instance drove 900km to get his three biggest pumps from the warehouse to haul 'em back with him to relieve the water problem in the cave so Thai Navy Seals could begin their diving.

    A hundred and one rice farmers said no problem to flood their fields. The lady farm owner Sri Thammachoke put it this way, "If the water reaches the children they will be dead. If the water reaches the fields we will replant the rice. I could not eat or sleep because I was worried about the children." Miss Sri cooked and cleaned at the cave site nights and mended her rice fields during the daytime.

    A Thai geologist identified three points from which water was entering the cave and organized a diversion and blockage plan that stopped the constant flooding, to include the instant digging of an 800 meter canal. "Nature is all powerful. We can only bargain with it sometimes with the help of science."

    More than a hundred local food vendors moved in to set up and cook 5000 packets of food daily (without fiduciary compensation).

    Two animations of the cave tunnels that illustrate the extraction of each boy show a breathtakingly dangerous and horrendously demanding rescue mission for the divers. It's revealed in the video that the rescuers had unrealistically expected each sedated boy to walk through the open areas in between being held and guided by divers through the tunnels and passageways. It seems the rescuers at all levels had thought their sedation of the boys could be turned on and off like a light switch. It could not. So each boy had to be placed in a stretcher and carried -- or sent by high rope -- through or above each open chamber or passageway. The first boy rescued was only semiconscious when they tried to stand him up to walk in the first open air area. So rescuers had to sedate him again to carry him and each of the other boys and coach to the next tunnel or passageway -- then finally out the mouth of the cave and to safety.

    Live and learn.




    Note: The video features the grandmother of the boy Dom through most of the runtime yet we never see Dom himself until the very end along with the team at the community center media spectacle. So here, and so we can see upfront who the grandlady is emoting about for forty minutes, is Dom, who is 13:




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    Re: Four boys resued

    Jason center brought out four boys. Chris at right brought out three of 'em.


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    Re: Four boys resued

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    Jason center brought out four boys. Chris at right brought out three of 'em.


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    Re: Four boys resued

    Thanks for posting all of these accounts Tango.

    Truly a remarkable feat by all involved to rescue the boys.
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