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Another Good Story about that Epic Thai Cave Dive Rescue

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There are more heroics to report about the story that kept the world captivated last summer, when cave divers successfully rescued a boys' soccer team from the Tham Lung cave in Thailand. During the underwater search, Ric Stanton and John Volanthen, two of the cave rescue divers, stumbled across four Thai water company workers who were also trapped in an airspace in the cave system during their search and not otherwise known to be there.

The workers had been there for some days, very frightened and not in good shape, so Stanton and Volanthen had to come up with an immediate plan to get them out. With only two sets of dive equipment between six of them, the cave divers took the Thai men out of the cave, one by one, by de-kitting and re-kitting so that each could escape, and exposing themselves to the danger of rising water while not wearing any breathing equipment themselves. It was a process that took several hours....


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