From the flooded caves in Thailand have saved everyone

MOSCOW, 10 Jul — RIA Novosti. All 12 teenagers and their coach brought to the surface from a flooded cave in Thailand. Now the children have a long quarantine, and with family they can communicate only through the glass.

Evacuation of children took place over three days. For the previous two days managed to bring eight-teen, and today — four and a 25-year-old coach, with whom the children were in the cave.

“The twelfth, “a boar” and coach Eck came out of the cave and head to the field hospital,” — said the TV channel Spring News.

Rescuers evacuated children called code names: “Forest boar — 1,” “Wild boar — 2” and so on, using the code designation of the name of the school in which enrolled teenagers (“Academy of the wild boar”), and their football team. The real names of the victims have not been disclosed.

Details of the operation were also classified.

Teens rescued by helicopter delivered to the rehabilitation in the hospital in Chiang Rai. They are waiting for a multi-day quarantine, doctors will examine them for possible infections. In the early days due to the weakening of the body children will be able to see family through the glass only.

Behind the coach out of the cave the doctor came out of the special forces of the land forces and three combat swimmers of the Navy of Thailand, who stayed with the children since their discovery in the far chamber.

Officially, the operation is not yet completed. It is expected that on completion, the chief of staff of Narongsak Osathanon will be announced tonight at a press briefing.
What happened

Cave Tham Luang is located in the mountainous national Park of DOI Nang Non, in the province of Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand. Young players together with the coach went there on bicycles on June 23, right after day workout at the stadium, which is located close to a Park. In the dry season they went down to the cave for training in extreme mode and in order to strengthen team spirit. Every time they were seven miles in and successfully came back.

This time a heavy downpour started a few hours after the children went into the cave, caused a flash flood and cut off the group from the output. Floods happen annually in the cave. At the entrance stands a sign forbidding tourists to go there in the rainy season, from July to November.

The search operation in the cave began on the night of 23 to 24 June, when the entry found eleven bikes and a bike trainer. One of the Teens did not tell parents what is in the cave.

The cave divers and frogmen on the tenth day found the children and coach in the far chamber of the cave is five kilometers from the entrance. All were alive, though weak from hunger.

Within a few days the divers, including volunteers from other countries, brought the children food, blankets and other necessary things, and brought back letters to teenagers to parents and teachers.

During the evacuation, July 6, in the cave killed one of the divers, a former combat swimmer involved in the operation as a volunteer. He was taken to the far chamber of the cave air tanks and died from lack of oxygen on the way back to the exit.
The path to the exit

The evacuation of children began on 8 July. Prior to that, from the caves of pumped water, and as a result its level was much lower, natural for the rainy season.

The operation was complicated by the fact that growing up in the mountains students do not know how to swim, and on the way to the exit had to overcome partially or completely flooded areas up to 200 meters each — a total of about a kilometer of the road were under water.

Children were taken out of caves in the diving equipment. Five frogmen and two medic taught them breathing in diving, experienced divers accompanied the teenagers all the way.
“Children’s” the submarine did not come

Help save the children offered by the American entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. He said that he had discussed with rescue teams several options for the evacuation of young players and was in constant contact with cavers.

In particular, the Mask was brought to the Thailand mini-submarine built from parts of rockets, the Falcon and is designed for one child. According to the Mask, submarine, dubbed “the boar Forest”, was successfully tested in the third chamber of the cave.

Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & Wild Boar named after a kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018.

However, the rescuers decided to evacuate children it has no practical value.

“This product is of high complexity, high-tech, but we can’t use it in this mission,” said Narongsak Osathanon, which quoted the newspaper “Khao SOT”.

Despite this, Thai rescuers expressed American businessman thanks for providing technology solutions and assistance sent to them engineers.

Also, the Mask thanked the Prime Minister of Thailand, General prayut Chan-OCHA. The military urged the entrepreneur to invest in the development programme of the coast of Thailand “Eastern Corridor”.
“Very valuable experience”

Head of strategic research Center of the Russian emergencies Ministry, honoured rescuer of Russia Mikhail Faleev believes that the experience of Thai professionals must learn and use in practice.

“Of course, we need to study, because these conditions are fairly common. On the territory of our country there are also caves, which desire to walk the tourists, not always sufficiently prepared. So the experience is very valuable, very correct. Think of EMERCOM of Russia will be his to learn and use, if necessary,” he said.
© REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunTwelve players of the freshman football team and their coach disappeared on June 23. They went into semikilometrovaya the cave Tham Luang and was blocked there due to flash floods. Twelve players of the freshman football team and their coach disappeared on June 23. They went into semikilometrovaya the cave Tham Luang and was blocked there due to flash floods. © AP Photo / Sakchai LalitTeenagers and the coach was hoping until the annual flood is a few days, but the rain had gone when they reached the furthest point of the route and almost did not stop for four days. Teenagers and the coach was hoping until the annual flood is a few days, but the rain had gone when they reached the furthest point of the route and almost did not stop for four days. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tunin ten days missing found alive, but weak from hunger. Ten days missing found alive, but weak from hunger. © REUTERS / Thai Navy SealTo “poteryashka” immediately came the military doctors. They examined the children, fed them special food from the diet of astronauts and cosmonauts and provided psychological assistance. To “poteryashka” immediately came the military doctors. They examined the children, fed them special food from the diet of astronauts and cosmonauts and provided psychological assistance. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunNow before the rescue task is to bring people out of the cave. Now the rescue task is to bring people out of the cave. © 2018 AFP / Ye Aung ThuTo help Thai rescuers arrived experts from other countries and manufacturers of diving equipment provided the necessary equipment. To help Thai rescuers arrived experts from other countries and manufacturers of diving equipment provided the necessary equipment. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tunthe operation involved several thousand people. They constantly change each other, to work continuously. The operation involved several thousand people. They constantly change each other, to work continuously. © 2018 AFP / Ye Aung ThuWater has to be pumped not only from caves but also from its surrounding waters. Water has to be pumped not only from caves but also from its surrounding waters. © AP Photo / Sakchai LalitWay out is through partially and fully submerged areas up to 200 meters. Way out is through partially and fully submerged areas up to 200 meters. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tunthe path from the entrance to the cave to the place where children are found, even among experienced divers is more than six hours. The path from the entrance to the cave to the place where children are found, even among experienced divers is more than six hours. © AFP 2018 / Lillian SuwanrumphaIn the cave corridors put spare cylinders of compressed air and other equipment. In the cave corridors put spare cylinders of compressed air and other equipment. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunIn some places, combat swimmers had to expand the passages, which at first could only squeeze one person by removing from the back of a scuba and dragging him along. In some places, combat swimmers had to expand the passages, which at first could only squeeze one person by removing from the back of a scuba and dragging him along. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunEvacuation is complicated by the fact that growing up in a mountainous area students do not know how to swim, especially under water and diving equipment. Evacuation is complicated by the fact that growing up in a mountainous area students do not know how to swim, especially under water and diving equipment. © REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunFor teenagers trained scuba masks, breathing in even those who never had to scuba dive. For Teens prepared scuba masks, breathing in even those who never had to scuba dive. /