Rescue workers at the scene of a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped

The Guardian reports:

All 12 boys and their football coach have been successfully rescued from a cave in northern Thailand after more than two weeks trapped underground.

“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy Seal unit said on its official Facebook page. It added: “Hooyah.”

Thai cave rescue operation ends with all 12 boys safe (The Guardian)

Pic: The Straits Times

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43 thoughts on “‘Hooyah’

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Congratulations to all involved including the seven British cave divers flown in to help.
      There’ll be some party on Pattaya beach tonight.

      1. mildred st meadowlark

        I know it’s hard, but darling the world doesn’t actually revolve around England or you.

        All the excitement of Brexit and the world cup must have you confused.

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          I have a theory Ollie is a borded slightly off kilter Irish man who hates the Britts and wants us to too on the wind up
          I do one have sound English mates and never met anyone who actually bangs on like this sad cliché

          1. Brother Barnabas

            i suspect he’s a loud englander with a round tummy who moved somewhere rural for cheaper living. things didn’t turn out as he hoped – before he knew it, he was the butt of the jokes (behind his back) in the local pub. he’s widely regarded as a fool, a bore and a gobsh 1te. that stings. he’s letting out the hurt through his broadsheet comments.

          2. Ollie Cromwell

            It is possible to live in more than one country.
            I know you don’t get out of the village much.

          3. Brother Barnabas

            I’m too fat to leave the house, charger – so that’s actually a really insensitive comment from you

        2. Ollie Cromwell

          The usual gombeens on here have been trying to claim Harry Kane as part-Irish since the start of the world cup so you won’t mind if I big up seven brave British ( note I didn’t write English ) divers performing heroically in Thailand.
          If it makes you feel any better I’m sure one of them may have had a grandfather who had a knee-trembler with an Irish colleen decades ago.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            “…trying to claim Harry Kane as part-Irish…”

            because his father is irish and he has a tattoo on his forearm that says “Irish Heart”, bozo

          2. Brother Barnabas


            to be fair to harry kane, as professional footballers go, he’d be one of the less tacky ones. he seems like a nice fellow. and he’s an arsenal fan.

          3. mildred st meadowlark

            No I think the nationality of the divers is of minimal importance to the job they’re doing.

            But I’m sure it makes you feel super to, ahem, “big them up”.

            I really don’t care about Harry Kane or wherever he hails from. I’ll leave that to you boys to bicker about. The rest is just more unimaginative drivel.

          4. Ollie Cromwell

            Hardly bigging up lovey.
            The Guardian story here mentions in the 6th paragraph that British divers found the boys last week.
            It’s simply a statement of fact.
            If they’d been Irish you would have been wetting yourself like a carpet cleaner.

          5. mildred st meadowlark

            “… so you won’t mind if I big them up…”

            Turns out you actually ARE as stupid as you are mouthy.

            Thanks for confirming what the rest of us were taking as a given.

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        Odd that you would single out British divers and not congratulate the Australian divers and the Thai Navy Seals. They all co-operated brilliantly together which is inspiring.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          What part of ” Congratulations to all involved ….” escaped your petit pois-sized brain ?
          If there were Irish divers involved don’t you think BS and all the Irish media would be mentioning the fact ?
          Stop snivelling.

      3. Jesús, María, and Josépha

        Excellent. A good news story, big hugs and hearts to the kids, coach, and all involved.

        Especially delighted they’re out in time to see England lose in the World Cup.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Fortunately they went in knowing Ireland had performed its traditional non-qualification routine so none will be desperate to learn about the progress of the boys in green.
          Come on the ทีมที่สามสิบสาม

          1. Jesús, María, and Josépha

            Puff a bit more into that BoJo blow-up doll.

            We all know you want to wake up to a hard brexit with it.

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Brilliant news. Sad that a diver lost his life though, no matter how heroically.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Just can’t help myself.
            Besides,Panti would love the exposure and she could work up a whole new routine about diving.

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