GRANTS PASS, Ore. (PRWEB) July 19, 2018
For several days, the world watched and prayed as brave rescuers battled to save a dozen Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in northwestern Thailand. The boys and the coach were brought out of the cave in relays, and not too soon! Within hours of the final rescue mission, the main pump used to clear passages of the floodwaters failed. In the chaos, more than a hundred rescue workers had to flee, abandoning the area. Amazingly, no one was injured, but regrettably, one rescue diver drowned in the rescue effort.
Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio, joined the world in prayer and closely monitored the situation. Kleyne was fascinated (but not surprised) that what mostly kept the captives alive was the Power of Water®. “I know,” she added, “that water was also the agent that trapped and almost killed them, but the boys and their coach stayed alive by drinking water on a carefully regulated schedule. This kept them hydrated and healthier than they would have been without a supply of drinking water.” Kleyne believes that the twenty-seven year-old coach deserves a lot of credit for making sure the boys meditated and stayed hydrated with water.
Kleyne believes that this near tragedy is an excellent opportunity to pause and think about the Power of Water® and its role in human life. “We need to better educate everyone on the planet about the live-giving benefits of water.” She said. Kleyne reminded everyone that after years of fighting ebola in Africa, researchers finally discovered that drinking a gallon of water a day controlled the disease. Kleyne also recalled a fighter pilot who kept extra water in his cockpit rather than a gun. Why? He knew that if he were forced down somewhere, water and not the gun could save his life.
The Thai soccer boys and coach entered the Tham Luang cave near the Thai-Myanmar border on June 23rd and were trapped by torrential monsoon rains. “We have done what no one expected we could,” said a jubilant acting Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, head of the joint command center coordinating the rescue, at a press conference. One hundred Thai, Chinese, Australian and American volunteers, including 12 divers and an Australian doctor went inside the cave to help pass the boys, some on stretchers through a twisting obstacle course of chambers and tight passages to the surface and freedom. By the night of July 10th, all the boys and their coach had been taken out live and were in good health. One diver described the moment that the last navy SEAL emerged with the boys: “You could hear all the cheers,” he said. “That’s when the cheers and shouting happened.”
Kleyne shared that the rescue efforts were greatly slowed down and compromised by the conditions. “It took 40 minutes just to walk into the cave,” said Kleyne. “Reaching chamber 3 required four or five hours and three dives, at least, deeper than 30 feet. Oxygen tanks and drinking water ferried through the tunnels to the victims kept them alive long enough to be rescued.”
Kleyne added that it might be strange to think of water saving lives when people are trapped by water, but excessive evaporation of body water vapor, which begins at birth and continues until death, occurs any time that the body’s water vapor over-evaporates. Even in a cave, trapped by water, over-evaporation is always a serious issue. “It was the Power of Water® that saved them in the end,” said Kleyne. “There is no doubt about it. Water is the best friend anyone ever has.”