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Cavers say their sport can be dangerous, as the recent rescue of the trapped Thai boys shows, but with proper gear and preperation it can be enjoyed, not feared. (Photo courtesy Ray Keeler)

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After Thai drama ... Cavers insist sport is safe if you’re prepared, alert

WASHINGTON – For people like Ray Keeler, a seasoned Arizona caver, there is an important lesson in the headline-grabbing story of the boys trapped in a cave in Thailand: Be prepared.