Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach is complete

From the 538 Significant Digits email this morning:

1,700 meters
The nearly miraculous rescue of the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand involves, in part, delivering air and communications across 1,700 meters (just over a mile) between a cavern called Chamber Three and the group’s location deeper in the cave. As of Monday afternoon, eight boys had been taken safely out of the cave. [The New York Times]

UPDATED at 10:57 a.m. Eastern, July 10 (by the NY Times):

• The four members of the Thai military — one army doctor and three Navy SEAL members — who had stayed with the team for days have come out of the cave together. The rescue operation is officially complete. Go here to read a Q. and A. about the details of the rescue operation by the Times reporter John Ismay, a former U.S. Navy diver.

• All of the young members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their 25-year-old coach have been rescued from Tham Luang Cave, and the operation chief confirmed that all are safe at the Chiang Rai hospital.

• The boys and their coach are to spend at least a week in the hospital to help protect them from infection, doctors say.

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