Saturday, June 23: 12 members of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach get trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave by torrential rain. The boys were apparently performing a sort of initiation ceremony in the cave , and got stuck when the cave flooded, blocking their way out.
Saman Kunam, a retired Thai navy diver, died during the mission in July 2018 while staging oxygen tanks along the 2.5-mile route to the 12 boys and their coach.
On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province with their football coach – and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. The BBC’s Helier Cheung and Tessa Wong were at the scene as a dramatic rescue bid gripped the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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