Video emerged showing the powerful moment when rescuers found the boys alive, setting plans to rescue them in motion. The pair hold the world record for the longest cave penetration dive, and many have called to honor them with the UK’s highest awards of bravery.
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|
Who are the best cave divers 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 the 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.
Is the cave a true story?
The Cave tells the true-life story of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand in 2018. Four of the volunteer cave divers play themselves in the film, as does Thai engineer Nopadol Niyomka, who helped pump rainwater out of the cave.