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Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

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The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation. Volunteer diver Saman Gunan lost his life on 6 July while installing oxygen tanks in the flooded cave complex.He has since been hailed as a hero around the world.The boys and their 25-year-old coach were told of his sacrifice only on Saturday, when doctors decided they were strong enough to process the news."All cried and expressed their condolences by writing messages on a drawing of Lieutenant Commander Saman and observed one minute of silence for him," said Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary at the health ministry. Photos showed the "Wild Boars" football team, who are...
British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

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Before leaving Thailand, one of the members of the British dive team that helped save 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave sent some friendly words of advice to the recuperating rescuees. "We're very glad we could get you out alive. And be careful in the future," Jason Mallison, a diver for the British Cave Rescue Council, said when asked by reporters in Thailand if there was anything he wanted to tell the rescued members of the Wild Boar soccer team. Mallison and his British diving colleague, John Volanthen, were given medals of honor and certificates of appreciation by Thai military officials Thursday before they flew back to Great Britain. "Great work and we really appreciate it," a Thai military official said as he bestowed on the men the souvenir medals during a cer...
With all odds against them, here's how rescuers pulled off 'miracle' Thai cave feat

With all odds against them, here's how rescuers pulled off 'miracle' Thai cave feat

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The steel air tanks glittered under the beams of floodlights as a pair of rescuers defogged their masks and adjusted the straps. They checked their regulators one last time before embarking on what would become their most famous dive. In the jubilant aftermath of the successful rescues of 12 boys and their soccer coach, the Royal Thai Navy SEALs posted a video on Facebook Wednesday showing the miraculous mission as it unfolded over three days deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand. The first diver wearing a helmet to avoid smashing his head against the mostly low roof the cave gripped a safety rope with a left gloved hand and vanished into the murky water flowing through the narrow passage of the cavern toward where the wayward group was marooned on a small beach. ...
1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

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The first video has emerged showing some of the 12 boys receiving treatment in a hospital after surviving more than two weeks inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand. The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks. They wave to the camera, give the peace sign and press their hands together in prayer to show gratitude. All 12 boys were recently evacuated from Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand’s longest cave, where they had been trapped inside with their soccer coach since June 23. The extensive search-and-rescue operation, which included more than 1,000 people from various nations, has now switched to a treatment process. The boys and their coach remain quarantined at Chiangr...
Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

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Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, Thai military sources who were directly involved in the operation told ABC News. The system, which had pumped hundreds of millions of gallons of rainwater out of the cave over the past 18 days, gave out soon after rescuers extracted the coach and the four Thai Navy Seals who had volunteered to stay with them. Thai SEALs and support teams, who were carrying air tanks from the third to the second chamber of the labyrinthine cave, soon noticed the waters rising. The third chamber filled, then the second and then the first, as crews scrambled to avoid the kind of cave flooding that had trapped the so...