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    I wonder how accurate the reporting is of the choke point. I understood that there was a section where the divers had to take their tanks off, but not that it was underwater. If that's accurate, it's just incredible that the first divers got through, without knowing anything about the cave. I'm feeling claustrophobic thinking about it.
    Cave divers are nuts. I've met a few who do it for "sport". As such it's one of the most dangerous sports in the world.

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      Looking at what the kids are having to go through they are either very brave or are being given some kind of sedative to get them through there? No way I could do it without going into a panic attack putting everybody at risk?
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      Looking at what the kids are having to go through they are either very brave or are being given some kind of sedative to get them through there? No way I could do it without going into a panic attack putting everybody at risk?
      I haven't read reports of that, but it's certainly possible. With the international expertise involved with this rescue, every individual will be looked at physiologically and psychologically.

      I think it may in fact be easier for a young boy to do this - there may be an element of fearlessness, or belief in their rescuers, that many adults might not have.
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      On the whole, children don't have the same sense of fear or awareness of negative consequences as adults do. They live more 'in the moment' as they don't have so many life experiences to draw on as older people. They also instinctively place trust those coming to their aid more than adults naturally do. This looks like a mission from hell, but I am sure that leading a group of children to safety will be easier than had they been adults.
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      On the whole, children don't have the same sense of fear or awareness of negative consequences as adults do. They live more 'in the moment' as they don't have so many life experiences to draw on as older people. They also instinctively place trust those coming to their aid more than adults naturally do. This looks like a mission from hell, but I am sure that leading a group of children to safety will be easier than had they been adults.
      Good point. Can you imagine leading a random group of NSCers? Everybody would have an opinion, several would know better than the experts, one or two wouldn’t accept a wet suit if it had an iron-on sponsors’ logo ....
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      Good points from @Mustafa and @Bry Nylon.

      Hope that's the case and they're all out safe and sound soon.

      Apparently 4 are out but they now need a 10 hr break to recover/set up next set of rescues
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      Think this was the second group (4) after the first couple were brought out earlier
      BBC Evening news reporting just 4 in total at present.

      Rescuers hoping to get them all out within 48 hours.
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      NSC at its very best ~ a post based on assumption on a matter the poster hasn't got a clue about!!
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      Good point. Can you imagine leading a random group of NSCers? Everybody would have an opinion, several would know better than the experts, one or two wouldn’t accept a wet suit if it had an iron-on sponsors’ logo ....
      I wouldn't wear a wet suit that had been ironed
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      BBC Evening news reporting just 4 in total at present.

      Rescuers hoping to get them all out within 48 hours.
      Every rescue will make every subsequent rescue more probable. Imagine being a child in there now KNOWING that you will get out, because your mates have.

      This is great. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that there will be no problems.
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      I wonder, are they telling them they have been invited to the WC final once they've got them out? Imagine being told you've been invited then can't get out of there in time.

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