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Four boys rescued from Thai cave: the rest wait for Monday

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By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat

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Fantastic news so far...hopefully they will get the rest of them out safely today. Great job and hopefully the rest of the rescue operation goes just as well.

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Great news.

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When you think about how the term "Hero" is thrown around today and then you read what these divers are doing, it really drills home what a true hero is. They are risking a horrible death for children that are not their own. It's not even their job, they are volunteering. How many of these men are fathers themselves. This to me is the greatest story of human heroism in a long, long time.

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Get these boys and the divers a book and movie deal asap.

Help pay for their schooling.

A great story that is starting to look like a happy ending for all. Has movie written all over it.

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If they all make it out then it'll truly be a moment for history, it's amazing that they could survive on their own long enough to be found way deep in the cave system and how they can be led through a difficult cave dive with none of them having diving experience and many not even knowing how to swim. Those kids also have to be brave as hell, for things to go perfectly they have to put full trust in their minders and not panic, and it's gotta be scary as hell in those pitch black narrow caves. Everyone involved is doing a great job and hopefully they'll always be remembered.

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Wow, great news. They did that quite fast. Hope the others can be extracted out safely as well.

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Their ordeal has drawn huge media attention in Thailand and abroad, and getting the boys out safely could be a boost for Thailand's junta ahead of a general election next year.

this is sad. Very brave people are risking their lives in a country where many people earn about $2 a day.

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https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/six-trapped-thai-schoolboys-rescued-from-flooded-cave-report-15901373

Evidently 6 have now been extracted! I hope they all get out safely! Also thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the man who died working to help save these young men!

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i have done a couple of cave dives. Very clear water. Very experienced dive master and very good equipment. I have dive experience. Even then, there was a couple of times I thought this could be it.

these are young boys, many who can’t swim and stuck underground for weeks. The water has no visibility and keeps flooding more. For them to survive should be a lesson to the world that if you are strong in heart and mind you can overcome anything.

both rescuers and rescued are hero’s.

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why did the coach and those kids go into that dangerous cave in the first place?

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Four out is really good news. I hope the rest of the rescue goes as well.

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So far, so good.

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Thinking positive thoughts for the kids and coach. And of course, the rescuers.

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Its nice to see some good news. I really hope the rest get out OK soon.

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Seven of the 13 international divers are British including the first two who found the boys.

Trump didn't miss the opportunity to tweet that America was supporting Thailand and had also send a medical team from Okinawa.

"The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!"

They could all be out by today or tomorrow with heavy rains forecast for Wednesday.

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Seven of the 13 international divers are British including the first two who found the boys.

And the Brits are a part of a very specialized group of divers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/03/meet-the-british-a-team-divers-at-the-center-of-thailand-cave-rescue/?utm_term=.c571fac5e8fa

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Brit cave divers report "gnarly diving"

https://www.xray-mag.com/content/thailand-cave-rescue-brit-cave-divers-report-gnarly-diving

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News, a fifth boy has been rescued and the divers returned for others 6 hours ago.

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Don't know the circumstances about the coach leading them into the cave, but I know he must have been an incredibly effective leader once things went bad. That they were all alive and well, and not at wit's end after 9 days in those conditions - the coach did an amazing job in holding them together.

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Two more boys are out making seven so far.

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Unconfirmed reports seven boys have been rescued but the rescue attempts have stopped for the day.

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Confirmed reports. Total of eight boys rescued.

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