We watch, Wait , Hope and Pray…

No travel posts from me this weekend as here in Thailand we watch wait and pray for the safe extraction of the trapped school boys and their teacher…

Starting out on a sunny afternoon 12 excited schoolboys and their teacher entered the Tham Luang Nang Non-caves in Northern Thailand then a serious of unfortunate events escalated into tragedy.

A link here shows the scale of this rescue.

https://multimedia.scmp.com/news/world/article/2154127/thai-cave/index.html

Trapped for 10 days before being found by British Divers the boys and their teacher were alive… Happy to see their smiles …

Since then we have realised that finding them was the easy part…

Tragically an ex Thai Navy Seal lost his life… For experienced cave divers, it takes 6 hours through muddy water and against strong currents with zero visibility to reach the boys location… For boys in a weakened condition who can’t swim, I hope an alternative can be found and quickly.

It has been a massive task with help and equipment coming from all over the world and now we watch, wait, and pray…

The boys cannot swim, are weak and some suffer from exhaustion …The youngest is 11 years old and their parents wait eagerly for news, they want to see and hold their boys, give them a cuddle…It must be heartbreaking for them…

The mountain above them is covered by thick jungle many volunteers from around the world and Thai military services are doing inch by inch searches to try and find a chimney a way to safely drill down to extract the boys…

The monsoon rains are threatening to fall at any time…

The air is running out…

The pumps are working to lower the flooded caves if the rains start it will have been in vain…

This video shows the difficulties they face…

 

The news today seems to indicate extraction is imminent…

We watch, wait and pray… Please pray with me for the safe return of the boys and their teacher and the safety of the rescuers.

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “We watch, Wait , Hope and Pray…

  1. dgkaye

    I have been watching the news for days now and the rescue efforts of those poor boys. I am praying for them for sure Carol. What boggles my mind is why on earth they were taken there, especially with the oncoming of monsoon season. Stupid idea! 😦 xx

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    1. Carol Post author

      The cave is usually closed from July onwards during monsoon season and as it was a sunny day I suppose as they had been there a few times before they didn’t think and a sudden downpour and flash floods changed the whole scenario . Thank God so far 8 boys are out safely and let’s hope today sees the remainder bought out safely..A brilliant rescue operation with cooperation from around the world xxx

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      1. Carol Post author

        I think the way the world all pulled together and pulled off that rescue and got them all out alive was amazing ..Not forgetting of course the ex Navy Seal who gave his life xxxx

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    1. Carol Post author

      So far so good , 8 out safely and hopefully the rest today … A great effort from the rescue services they have been awesome and a great response worldwide has helped as well…Thank you, Brigid 🙂 xx

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  3. tidalscribe

    Amidst all the disasters in the world this is a story we have all latched onto. Our worst nightmare to be trapped, most adults would be in a state of panic. What the boys have been give so far is help and hope – to never have been found is unthinkable.

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    1. Carol Post author

      Yes, I think they have Merril and the response
      /help from around the world has been fantastic … everyone here is just on tenderhooks waiting for the first boy to come out safely..

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  4. cindy knoke

    Oh God. I have seen what these boys who don’t know how to swim, have to do, to survive, for many hours using scuba. I am a very competent ocean swimmer. The currents are going to be so powerful. I am so afraid for them.

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    1. Carol Post author

      So am I Cindy…we expect the first one out about 9 pm tonight I am assuming the weakest come first but I don’t know… It is not an easy journey the terrain inside is rocky and narrow in places up and down it is difficult for trained divers they take 6 hrs to reach the boys then the journey back I am really afraid for all concerned xx

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