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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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|
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).
Results: A total of 161 divers who died were identified, 67 trained cave divers and 87 untrained. While the annual number of cave diving fatalities has steadily fallen over the last three decades, from eight to less than three, the proportion of trained divers among those fatalities has doubled.
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.
He has been called “one of the world’s most accomplished cave-divers”, ” the face of British cave diving,” and “the best cave diver in Europe”. Richard Stanton ( cave diver )
|Rick Stanton MBE GM|
|Known for||Cave diving , cave rescue|
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