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    • #202575 Reply

      Da Boss

      Infographic from Rafa Estrada, Channel News Asia Thai-language local reports confirm that all 12 of the soccer players and their coach are out of the
      [See the full post at: The Thai kids are all safe]

    • #202580 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Unbelievably complicated heart-stopping rescue. Kudos.
      Sometimes the world can forget their differences and pull together.

    • #202581 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      They did incredible! Long live mutual help!

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    • #202585 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Endurance, strength and faith in one another achieved no matter what creed, language or religion.

      Lest we forget:

      Our condolences to the family of Saman Gunan, the Thai ex-Navy diver who tragically died while on a re-supply mission in the cave to save the stranded..

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    • #202591 Reply

      Noel Carboni
      AskWoody MVP

      Thank you for passing this on, Woody. It’s the first news I got of it this morning, not yet having turned on the television.

      It’s good news, though forever sad that a Thai Navy diver died trying to save them.


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      • #202686 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        I would hope that this diver knew that what he was doing made a difference for the trapped, and that he was making a difference, part of the success of the rescue, and doing what he loved, right up until his passing… may the rest of us be so blessed… and his family and friends comforted in their time of loss.

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        • #202719 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          I, for one, will never forget Saman Gunan, the Thai ex-Navy diver who tragically died while on a re-supply mission in the cave to save the stranded. Saman lead a remarkable life. Saman obviously had great courage and compassion for others. If he did not, then he would have not have risked and subsequently lost his life in his endeavor to rescue these children.

          I hope that everyone takes the time to Google and read about Saman Gunan so that you all can carry the memory of who he was, as a person, forward and within your hearts and souls. Humanity lost a good man who exhibited great courage. Let us all not forget him.

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          • #202861 Reply

            AskWoody Lounger

            Saman Gunan, truly a courageous, selfless human. What we need in this world during these unsettling times. Bravo and RIP. Kudos to the coach and kids on the soccer team for their courage and tenacity.

    • #202606 Reply

      Jan K.
      AskWoody Lounger

      A lot of good, brave men and women deserves a medal!

      Fantastic job!

      And a lesson for the rest of us… don’t take fun too lightly. Think and tread careful, we always live on the edge.

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    • #202616 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Good news!  Amazing rescue!  Cave divers are a unique breed.  That is not normal to want to go down there with zero visibility, strong currents, and two foot wide passages.  Yikes!

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    • #202621 Reply


      Thats the weirdest cave-incident I have ever heard in my entire life!!!
      and the irony of happening during Russia world cup…
      ppl and animals fall into caves all the time in asia
      and there are always heart-warming (or not) reports thereafter
      but an entire team of junior player and PLUS coach???
      Why are they even near the cave in the first place??? Why did the waters get suddenly that deep?
      Why did some run and escape in the opposite direction? Is not like they are tied together?
      and appearantly none can swim 🙁
      sorry thai kids that cant swim???? ask woody 😀 😛
      Anyway… such things are left for the the mystery of destiny
      the chinese are quick to arrive to help…
      its on China national news all wk now… way before dear elon
      so now all the boys gonna be Thai navy new recruite 🙂

      back to fishing for better dreams

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      Thats wonderful. Thank whatever God you pray to.

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    • #202632 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      The remaining rescue team members are all out now as well.

      Unbelievable that the children and coach should all have been alive when they were found, let alone that they could be safely brought out. A massive congrats to all involved, and although the coach will doubtless face some tough questions as to how they got into that situation in the first place, I hope he’ll also get a lot of praise for keeping the boys alive and in good spirits until help came many days later.

      Heart-felt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the rescue team member who didn’t make it.

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    • #202643 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Awesome news caught that this morning on the old news feed, I was amazed at the resilience and courage they managed to display in the face of adversity even managing a “smile and a Wai” when they were first found. My heartfelt condolences must go out to the family of the former Thai Navy seal whose selfless sacrifice to rescue those kids is a true testament of kindness and self sacrifice that is the epitome of the people of the Kingdom of Siam. Excellent Job to all concerned and once again a great result. 🙂

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    • #202652 Reply

      Sue C
      AskWoody Lounger

      There were 2 miracles today. 12 boys and their coach were saved from a life threatening event. And suddenly there was no countries, and a brotherhood of man came together to help. (Thank you John Lennon)

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    • #202791 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      This has re-enforced our hope and belief in humanity. Nice………. LT.

      “When you come out of a storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is about.” – Haruki Murakami

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    • #202832 Reply

      Jan K.
      AskWoody Lounger

      FIFA has invited the boys to the World Cup Final.

      Alas they probably won’t be able to attend, but that would have been quite an experience for them. Just imagine a stadium with +70.000 spectators giving them a standing applause…!

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      • #202836 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        Nice gesture by FIFA. Now for an airline to charter a private flight and a hotel to accommodate them. Hopefully they will make a quick recovery so that this could become reality.

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        • #202908 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          I have no doubt every airline and hotel chain in existence would offer to step up to the plate and provide anything necessary free of charge to this team but unfortunately the last I heard they’re all going to be under quarantine for a while and unable to attend.

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    • #202939 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Wonderful news. At the same time, the boys are not entirely out of danger yet. Now they are in quarantine and being tested from infections they might have contracted, because, it turns out, caves in the tropics tend to be full of all sorts of germs that can cause extremely unpleasant and potentially lethal illnesses:


      Let’s us hope they are not in any serious danger and don’t have to be separated for much longer from their families.

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