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Breaking News: British cave divers also rescued four trapped Thai rescuers in Tham Luang Cave

Photo courtesy of Chris Jewell
When Rick Stanton and John Volanthen surfaced in Chamber 3 of Tham Luang Cave on day 6 of the rescue to find four people waiting ...
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Behind the scenes with the BCRC at the Thai cave rescue – Part Two

Emma Porter, the BCRC secretary, set up the crucial main communications centre so she had live contact with the divers and the surface support team. She was assisted by Graham Smith (right) from the Midlands CRO.
In the second part of Darkness Below’s interview with BCRC chair Peter Dennis, he tells Linda Wilson and Sharon Wheeler how disaster struck during the ...
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Behind the scenes with the BCRC at the Thai cave rescue – Part One

Peter Dennis, chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council, is interviewed on BBC’s Newsnight by Evan Davis, with John Volanthen’s images of the stranded boys in the background.
While the eyes of the world were on the divers taking part in the Thai cave rescue, an unsung band of volunteers were beavering away ...
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Review: Cave and Karst Science, August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue of Caves and Karst Science is now available. Volume 45, Number 2 carries five main articles; the first being a subjective ...
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Event: BCRA 29th Cave Science Symposium, Full Programme

The British Cave Research Association is pleased to announce the final details of the 29th Annual Cave Science Symposium to be held Saturday 13th October, ...
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Hidden Earth 2018 – Meet the Darkness Below Team

The Darkness Below team will be out in force at Hidden Earth 2018 in less than two weeks time, and we'd love to meet as ...
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Training: Cave Surveying Group Therion Training Course

The BCA Cave Surveying Group have just announced an Intermediate Therion training course. The scope of this training course is to improve the skills of ...
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News: Denisova Cave Find Provides Remarkable DNA Result

Breaking news, needle found in haystack. A new technique has been developed that can be used to screen otherwise unidentifiable bone fragments to allow identification ...
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Descent 263 is now available! If you’re not already got your copy, we hope this short round up will tempt you to subscribe now, so ...
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News has reached us from Doolin, Co. Clare, that the connection between St. Catherine's Cave and Doolin Cave has collapsed "just before the pretty grotto." ...
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In this newsletter ... * British Caving Library Updates * BCRA Publicity Officer * AGM Notice * 29th Annual BCRA Cave Science Symposium * BCRA ...
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Descent 263 will be out soon so now’s a good time to check if you’re up to date with your subscription! The hard-working folks at ...
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Appeal: South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team seeks £1,000
Following the amazing success of the recent Tham Luang cave in Thailand, one of the British cave rescue teams, responsible for getting some of the ...
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With the Thailand cave rescue operations now completed with the 100 % successful evacuation of all casualties and rescue divers, Darkness Below presents some reflections ...
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Photo courtesy of Chris Jewell
We can now confirm that all twelve of the boys and their coach have been successfully rescued from the cave. As well as one of ...
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It has now been confirmed that the seventh boy is out of the cave and the eighth is nearly out. If the rescue controllers have ...
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Creswell Crags is an Site of Special Scientific Interest on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The beautiful limestone gorge cuts through an area of ...
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Various contradictory reports are circulating regarding the emergence of two of the boys. Reuters, citing a local official, says that the first two members of ...
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Photo courtesy of Chris Jewell
Overnight an international team of  divers entered the cave, beginning the operation to bring the trapped boys and their coach out of the cave. At ...
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Former Thai navy SEAL Saman Kunan
Tragic news came from Thailand today of the death of retired Thai Navy Seal Saman Kunan who ran out of air on a dive to ...
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Photo courtesy of Chris Jewell Two more British cave divers, Chris Jewell and Jason Mallinson are joining the ongoing rescue effort in Thailand, along with ...
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Attached below is the latest update regarding the British involvement in the Thaiand Cave Rescue. Any press enquiries shoud be directed as detailed in the ...
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It's probably fair to say that people across the world, not just cavers, are breathing one the largest collective sighs of relief for many years ...
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Breaking news: All 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand, the regional governor says ...
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In a race against the clock three British cave rescue divers and their equipment left Heathrow just after 9pm last night on a flight to Thailand ...
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In January 2018, we reported that the Wealden Cave and Mine Society had been awarded the opportunity to get free radiocarbon dating work performed on ...
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