Twelve boys and their football coach were trapped in the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand since 23 June. Their ordeal has drawn huge media attention in Thailand and abroad, and getting the boys out safely could be a boost for Thailand’s ruling junta ahead of a general election next year.
4 of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from the cave on 8 July 2018 in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks. The divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks.
The operation to rescue the remaining eight boys – some as young as 11 and weak swimmers – and the coach was called off at nightfall until Monday to give the divers time to replenish oxygen supplies and ensure all preparations were complete.
How did the boys get stuck in the cave? How did boys become trapped?
The boys, aged between 11 and 16, went missing with their 25-year-old coach after soccer practice on June 23, setting out on an adventure to explore the cave complex near the border with Myanmar and celebrate a boy’s birthday. (NDTV)
The trapped group consists of boys aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old football coach.
They disappeared after deciding to explore the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province following a football game on June 23.
Once in the cave, ring water levels from rain forced the team to wander further in, in hopes for shelter.
Since their discovery the group have been cared for by members of the Thai Navy SEALS, among them medical experts.
The cave system is a snaking complex with a number of chambers already submerged in water.
#ThaiCaveRescue : Twitterati are praising the brave rescue operation team!
— RKS (@kchelvi575) July 8, 2018
Remember to this brave man, Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL, who died by running out of oxygen while delivering oxygen tank to save the lives of 12 trapped boys and their coach inside the cave. #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/sAQwbKhz9a
— ©Rohit Kumar (@Rohitkumarhzp) July 8, 2018
This isn’t about miracles or prayers, it’s about incredibly brave and selfless people coming from all around the world to help others in need. It’s comforting to know that there are people willing to sacrifice their lives to save a stranger. #ThaiCaveRescue
— martina (@martina_podboj) July 8, 2018
The coach taught the boys to meditate and conserve their energy, as well as giving them his share of the food and water. There’s no doubt that this will have saved their lives. #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/SZFaRf7mUF
— Daisy (@missmegee123) July 9, 2018
Just this Video gives a Glimpse of how difficult and complicated the #ThaiCaveRescue is. The People managing it are Super Heroes. One Super Hero Saman Gunan lost his life after delivering Oxygen to the Kids and not having enough for himself pic.twitter.com/X0RatPKRkW
— Joy (@Joydas) July 9, 2018
— Syar (@syarfh) July 8, 2018
— Sutha (@sutharps14) July 9, 2018
I pray for the kids, coach and rescue team in the #ThaiCaveRescue. It took me weeks to get certified in scuba diving, with no dive lasting more than one hour. Remarkable that all these kids, who haven’t done this before, are going underwater for 3 hours. https://t.co/GslSqOHrdN
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 8, 2018
Source- CNN , News18, TOI, NDTV
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