The boys’ search and rescue stole the global spotlight, as an international group of cave diving experts, led by the Thai Navy Seals, raced to evacuate them. British divers discovered the group about 2.5 miles inside the cave on July 2, 2018.
The Wild Boars soccer team had become trapped deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave during an adventurous outing that went horribly wrong when heavy rainfall filled the flood-prone passages with murky water.
In a search and rescue scramble that gripped the world’s attention for more than two weeks, the last of 12 Thai youth soccer players and their coach are safely rescued and transported to a local hospital on July 10, 2018 .
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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
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 June 23, the Wild Boar soccer team ventured into Tham Luang cave, one of Thailand’s longest and toughest to explore, during heavy rains after soccer practice. The cave system is located about 825 kilometres north of Bangkok.
John Jones, 26, of Stansbury Park died about 12:30 a.m., nearly 28 hours after he became stuck 700 feet into the cave known as Nutty Putty, Utah County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Spencer Cannon said.