Following words have thankfully reached ECRA and their members.
The 12 in an cave in Thailand missed children and their trainer are alive. They are doing well in the circumstances. After 9 days British cave rescue divers found them in Pattaya Beach, a dry part of the cave.
The 12th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Casola Valsenio, Italy between 1st – 4th November 2018. Organized by Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico on behalf of the European Cave Rescue Association.
The joint cave rescue diving exercise was organized between 23th and 25th February, in cave Potpeć, near city of Užice, Serbia. The event was organised and hosted by the Mountain Rescue Service Serbia, longtime member of the European Cave Rescue
The Eleventh European Cave Rescue Meeting took place at the National Training Centre of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Dolni Lozen, Sofia from 5th to 8th of October. The event was organized by the European Cave Rescue Association, hosted by Cave Rescue – Bulgaria.
There were participants from cave rescue organizations from Austria, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia and Switzerland. Total number of participants – 41 from abroad and 21 from Bulgaria.
Two cave explorers left already on Saturday, the 28th October for a multi-day tour in Warwas-Glatzen-Cave-System, about 15 km WSW from Mariazell / Styria. The aim was to explore new routes. Both cavers are considered very experienced.