Great news came from Thailand where the operation to rescue a children’s football team from a flooded cave has been successfully completed. Thanks to the skills and bravery of the Thai Navy SEALs and divers from numerous other countries, all 12 boys and their coach were safely brought to the surface.
Apegeo has become aware of some details of this story, showing us that even with terrible odds, there can be a very happy ending.
Some children and their coach went on an excursion to the cave of Khao Luang, situated in a mountain park in the Thai province of Chiang Rai only to find themselves trapped due to flooding caused by the monsoon rains that had started earlier than expected. The group had no means of getting out of the cave on their own: they went in too deep and had neither the diving equipment nor the experience of handling such situations.
At the moment, all former captives of the ill-fated cave are in the hospital and their lives are no longer in danger. As official representatives of the medical institution said, teenagers have strong health and most importantly, they are strong in spirit.
These Thai people are celebrating the release of the football team.
According to the Thai military, they themselves do not fully understand how they managed to conduct such a complex operation. Maybe it was a victory of science, a miracle, or perhaps, both.
Whatever it was, let’s all thank the rescuers for their dedication and professionalism. And let there be more such great people and fewer unfortunate accidents in the future.