A Thai navy Seal has died from a blood infection he caught while rescuing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand . PO Beirut Pakbara died while receiving treatment for the illness, the Royal Thai Navy said. Another rescuer, navy diver Lt Cmdr Saman Kuman, died during the mission.
Saman Kunan, the former Thai navy seal who died after returning from placing air tanks along the route to the boys. A former Thai navy Seal has died from lack of air while placing air tanks inside the cave where 12 boys have been stranded for nearly two weeks.
A former Thai navy diver has died while taking part in efforts to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Petty Officer Saman Gunan lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks.
BANGKOK — A Thai Navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.
Tham Luang cave rescue
|Rescue personnel and equipment at the cave entrance|
|Date||23 June – 10 July 2018 (18 days)|
|Deaths||Saman Kunan, rescue diver and Thai Navy Seal Beirut Pakbara, rescue diver and Thai Navy Seal|
|Non-fatal injuries||Minor scrapes and cuts, mild rashes, lung inflammation|
Masterminds of rescue operation Among them were experienced and leading Australian divers Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen, the masterminds of the rescue operation. The pair worked 14-16 hour days, making trips into the cave on a daily basis to ensure the safe evacuation from the cave for everyone.
On November 24, 2009, John Edward Jones died after being trapped in the cave for 28 hours. Rescuers concluded that it would be too dangerous to attempt to retrieve his body; the landowner and Jones’ family came to an agreement that the cave would be permanently closed with the body sealed inside.
At a cost of over $500,000, the money could have been allocated to other sources which could have without a doubt saved more lives. In particular, over 100 lives could have been saved in Africa with this funding.
But when monsoon rains hit while they’re underground and the cave’s entrance floods, the coach and his 12 players, ages 11-16, become trapped . The team would remain stuck underground for more than two weeks, in what became a global media sensation.
Hazards. Cave diving is one of the most challenging and potentially dangerous kinds of diving or caving and presents many hazards. Caves often contain sand, mud, clay, silt, or other sediment that can further reduce underwater visibility in seconds when stirred up. Caves can carry strong water currents.
Josh Bratchley, one of the British divers who helped save the Thai cave schoolboys, who became the focus of a similar rescue mission – but only wanted pizza when he was retrieved after 28 hours trapped underground in a photo on Oct.
A Thai Navy Seal, who took part in the dramatic rescue of the Wild Boar footballers from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last year, succumbed to a lung infection he contracted during the mission, a senior Navy official said on Friday (December 27).
William Ryan Owens (March 5, 1980 – January 29, 2017) was a decorated United States Navy SEAL senior chief petty officer. He died in the Yakla raid in Yemen, making him the first American to die in combat under the Trump administration. William Owens ( Navy SEAL )
|Rank||Senior chief petty officer (posthumously)|
|Unit||U.S. Navy SEALs|
On July 8, the first four boys were led out of the cave by an international team of cave diving experts including Thai Navy SEALS, attached to the divers with ropes and harnesses. On July 9, four more boys are rescued and on July 10, the remaining four boys and coach are rescued after spending 17 days in the cave.