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The banks along the road leading to the cave entrance are now a freshwater stream, used by exhausted rescue workers each morning to bathe.

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There are no easy decisions. But with the flood waters expected to rise in the coming days, a decision will have to be made soon.

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Each day rescuers at the camp talk of differing strategies. Drilling holes, expanding the tunnels, pumping out water.

Though fraught with risk, friends canada goose outlet uk sale and family had warmed to the idea, encouraged by news that diving teams from around the world had arrived on site to lend their expertise.

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It would be problem they assured us, their friends were more than capable, and besides they have the best divers in the world helping them.

On Friday, that option appeared to fade canada goose outlet belgium with news that a former Thai Navy SEAL, volunteering in the rescue effort, had died while swimming through the cave passageways.

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At a school attended by one of the missing children canada goose outlet near me a teacher asked how the boys could possibly complete a journey that was too tough even for a former Thai Navy SEAL?

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In the town main market, where TVs remain permanently tuned to the news, people chatted nervously of the need to find other options. Surely, they can drill an opening in the roof of the cave, they asked.

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But it is the families of the children who feel these questions most keenly.

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