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.
In June and July 2018, a widely publicised cave rescue saved the lives of members of a junior football team who were trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.
To keep their spirits up, the team and coach drank fresh water dripping from a stalactite and dug into the cave’s walls with rocks. Their mantra was “su su,” which is Thai for “keep fighting.” On July 2, after two divers discovered the entire team stuck in the cave .
British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton Volanthen, 47, and Stanton, 56, first discovered the boys huddled together on an embankment 2.5 miles inside the cave 10 days after the team had gone missing.
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 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.
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.
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.
The discovery was the culmination of an evidently painstaking operation involving Thai navy SEAL divers, a U.S. military team , British cave experts, Chinese first responders, and volunteer workers from countries around the world.
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.
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.
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.
The cave divers dropped everything and flew to the Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand to help , joining an international team of technical divers from Thailand , military and rescue divers from the U.S., Australia, and China, and the formidable Thai Navy Seals who were in charge of the search in the midst of a