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Re: Why Can't They Drill from Above, and Other Cave Rescue Questions Answered

 

I really hope for the best outcome BUT

 

I fear the worst for them.

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This is another video of an example of what the 2’x2’ passageway

would be like for the rescue team.  They would have to remove their

tank & push it ahead of them, then squeeze through the passageway.

Oooooof.

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/nesta_us/status/1015620386598223877

 

(Picture below: the arm is in front of the pic & silver tank in front....)

 

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Oh my, sidsmom and all others concerned, we can only continue to think our strongest and most positive thoughts (and for those who pray, let's pray).  Let us hope that we awake tomorrow to an unbelievably uplifting outcome.  

 

This would be treacherous and draining if the journey were only two hours in length.  But six hours against the current, as this will be!  Overwhelming, to say the least.  Weakened novices having to do something this heroic and demanding of incredible strength -- another miracle needed.  They can't have been discovered to be let go without a full victory.  

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The narrowest point they must navigate is 15" wide.  

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Re: Cave Rescue Update

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Press Conference begun:

 

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The boys and their 25-year-old coach are not ready to be extracted, but authorities are likely to launch a risky rescue attempt in coming days if rain begins catastrophically flooding the caves

 

Navigating the cave system takes an experienced diver more than five hours and the boys were not back at full strength after suffering exhaustion and starvation before rescuers found them.