Thai SEAL dies of blood infection contracted during cave rescue last year. BANGKOK — A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.
How many divers died in Thai rescue?
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|
Why did the Thai Navy SEAL die?
BANGKOK — A Thai Navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.
Why do divers die in caves?
2 Poor gas management. If getting lost is a major contributing cause of certified cave diver fatalities, running out of air is the most direct cause. Poor gas management is frequently the culprit here.
Who is the best cave diver in the world?
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”.
|Rick Stanton MBE GM|
|Known for||Cave diving, cave rescue|
How much did Thai cave rescue cost?
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.
Are Navy SEALs?
The United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams, commonly known as Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
|United States Navy SEALs|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Type||Special operations force|