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Thai cave boys given sedatives to stop them panicking during rescue

The schoolboys rescued from a flooded cave system in Thailand were dosed with an anti-anxiety drug to stop them panicking during the terrifying underwater mission, the country’s prime minister has admitted. The authorities had previously denied the c...
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Thai cave rescue: Eight boys freed as five remain trapped

T he boys are being brought out one by one, each accompanied by two divers as they traverse over a mile of submerged, jagged passageways. In one particularly treacherous bend, only one person can squeeze through at a time. The tragic death on Friday ...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Recreational Dive Rescuers

On a dive outing at a local quarry a group of Open Water students are enjoying their checkout dives.  At the end of dive number two a student diver surfaces saying she’s lost her buddy and he has not surfaced.  While quickly scanning the surface for ...
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Structural Turnout Gear for Water Rescues is a Bad Idea, Experts Say

With climate change, hurricanes and widespread flooding, firefighters nationwide are finding themselves involved in water rescues with increasing frequency. Whether it is by happenstance or by design, firefighters are often found to be performing wat...
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