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High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 06:38pm PT
MGuzzy, thanks for the heads-up...

"Each boy was placed on a stretcher, wearing a wetsuit and full face mask, with an air tank at his side. Each pair of divers carried the stretcher along the cave passages, and through submerged tunnels and open chambers, meaning that the boys didnt swim or climb at all, said a person familiar with the operation."

Very informative read.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Heres some limited visuals of the processes used during the rescue.

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:25am PT
Deployed the "taquito-rescue technique" they did. That's awesome. Happy everyone got out.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:51am PT
Credit: tooth
xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:35am PT
that thing needs an elbow...
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:08am PT
Why would that thing need an elbow? It is built to have back ups for two failures for each system (air intake, exhaust etc), and fits through the cave in question. Would introducing complexity and non-reduntant leak points which would then not allow for constant 1atm internal pressure be an improvement?

Also, how easy would it be to carry if it bent while the occupant was face up, so you had to carry the occupant face-down so that it a)wouldn't bend while carrying it and b) wouldn't bend the occupant in half at the waist backwards, making an awkward and claustrophobic situation even worse?

xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:17am PT

an elbow would increase the range of situations it could navigate appreciable

deep diving suits articulate their joints using rotational allowance only
no compression of the interior space is possible
Credit: xCon
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 12, 2018 - 09:40am PT
Ho man I wish I could have tranquilized some of my rescue victims.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:32am PT
I'm sure they wished it too!

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:40am PT
I always found the stiffs more cooperative, except when it took a couple of us to overcome their rigor mortis to bag em.
zardoz

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:54am PT
Ho man I wish I could have tranquilized some of my rescue victims.

If you had rescued Joey Ramone, he would have asked to be sedated.
xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:26am PT
the tubes a good idea and a number of different sized ones should all be well tested ready and waiting in a locker at some airport somewhere cuz eventually one of those stranded 'hikers' is gonna have a tyke in a backpack carrier with him or her...
nafod

Boulder climber
State college
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:47am PT
The capsule is a clusterf*#k waiting to happen.

I thought it was basically a hard shelled Gamow bag, which is a well-known thing.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 01:27pm PT
Ive had a few bodies that we flew out of or into the jungle in Guyana. Aways easier to carry in a bag once they are stiff. My wifes first trip found her sharing a seat in the back of a 206 with a cadaver.
ground chuck

Ice climber
Olympia
Jul 13, 2018 - 01:08am PT
well i'll be damned, the kids Were given anti-anxiety drugs, good call on whoever mentioned that back thread,

and they are already working on the movie.

should be good, plenty of drama, cold water, hypothermia, people getting off route, people going missing, strong currents, last minute flood,

pretty involved, must have had some riggers in there>

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-seals.html
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Jul 15, 2018 - 03:48pm PT
Here's a good article, well written with some detail of the events.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/time-is-running-out-inside-the-treacherous-rescue-of-boys-trapped-in-thai-cave/2018/07/13/df335afe-8614-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.681008da550e
Don Paul

Social climber
Denver CO
Jul 15, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
Elon Musk Calls Diver who Helped Save Thailand Boys Pedo for Slamming his Rescue Idea
xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 15, 2018 - 08:37pm PT
the ticket would be half their sub
after chopping the dumb end
slap on a rubber skirt so your hanging out from the waist down...
Power Crux

Social climber
Enjoying a micro take
Jul 15, 2018 - 09:24pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Jul 19, 2018 - 09:50pm PT
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