Please note there has been a rockfall in Doolin River Cave. It is in the low wet crawl between the Doolin road sink and the Smithy Grotto. Four rocks have dropped down and there is a lot of loose material above them. A route has now been cleared under the fallen material but this will only be usable in low water conditions. Another route has been made by the Clare Caving Club beside and over the fallen rocks which should be usable in any weather conditions. However one of the large rocks has a crack through it and will probably move again soon. CAUTION IS ADVISED.
The SUI would like to express our relief at news that the Wild Boar Soccer Team and their Coach have been successfully rescued in Thailand,
We would like to recognise the efforts made by the Thai authorities and the International team of experts that ensured that the rescue operation was successful.
We also wish to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Saman Kunan who tragically lost his life during the operation.
Cave rescue is always a very challenging operation in a unique environment and the majority of rescue teams are entirely voluntary organisations.
The SUI is working with ICRO to ensure that Irish media will have a chance to speak with the Irish cave diver involved in the rescue.
Please keep an eye on the ICRO Facebook page for further updates.
The ICRO Public Relations Officer can be contacted via ICROchair@gmail.com
The Irish cave diver is safe and well and the SUI and ICRO are very proud of his involvement in the rescue.
If you wish to contribute to the operation of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation you can do so here.
The latest information regarding the rescue in Thailand can be accessed via the BCRC Facebook page.
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