stkyricesf wrote:The news says 'it could take days or even weeks' go get them out? Just get 13 scuba diving suits, run a rope/chain from where they are to the exit. Days or weeks just seems way to long.
This is such wonderfully heartwarming news. How did these boys keep up their hopes and spirits to remain alive when each day they will have seen the water rising and knowing how difficult it would be for rescuers to reach them?
One of the many problems the boys now face is the state of their health. As The Nation points out this morning, apart from their weakness in not having eaten for almost 10 days, they are in danger of viruses from the bats and bat droppings in the cave. The Chiang Rai Governor reports that a special team of doctors and nurses has been assigned to each boy and their coach when they finally exit the cave.
As for getting them out, scuba suits is one way. But remember the very weakened state these boys are in. Once food is got to them they cannot just wolf it down to regain their strength. It takes days for the boys digestive system to get used to food again. They have to be rehydrated with saline drips. Just water won't cut it. Mentally each one has to be strong enough to get back into that water, be prepared to submerge with the constant fear that if he hits a piece of rock and the mask falls off, or if he accidentally loses contact with the diver leading him out, he could quite easily drown.
Having taken 10 days to find them, the authorities will not rush getting them out. And they will be prepared for all eventualities. Let's just be happy that they are all alive. Good news seems to be pretty rare these days!
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