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.
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.
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).
The Naval Special Warfare Command (Thai: หน่วยบัญชาการสงครามพิเศษทางเรือ), commonly known as the Royal Thai Navy SEALs (an acronym for SEa–Air–Land), is the special operations force of the Royal Thai Navy.
A Thai navy SEAL who took part in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave has died from a blood infection he contracted during the operation, the Royal Thai Navy has said. The navy said that Petty Officer Beiret Bureerak had been receiving treatment, but his condition worsened.
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|
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
Two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded Thai cave have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the year. Richard Harris and Craig Challen, who have been friends and cave diving partners for years, were awarded the honour together on Friday night in Canberra.
As of 2020, the Royal Thai Armed Forces number 360,850 active duty and 200,000 reserve personnel,nearly one percent of Thailand’s population of 70 million. The Thai military has more than 1,700 flag officers (generals and admirals), roughly one general for every 212 troops, a bloated number for a military of its size.
The United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land ( SEAL ) Teams, commonly known as Navy SEALs , are the U.S. Navy’s primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
|United States Navy SEALs|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Type||Special operations force|
The navy’s combat forces include the Royal Fleet and the Royal Thai Marine Corps. The mission space of the Thailand navy includes rivers and the Gulf of Thailand and the Indian Ocean, which are separated by the Kra Isthmus. Naval affairs are directed by the country’s most senior admiral from his Bangkok headquarters.