World Thai soccer team rescue: Former Navy diver dies while exiting flooded caves

06:00  06 july  2018
06:00  06 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

U.S. forces, British divers join search for boys missing in Thai cave

  U.S. forces, British divers join search for boys missing in Thai cave <p>U.S. forces and British divers have arrived in Thailand to help in the search for 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach believed trapped by floodwaters in a cave, as rescuers prepared to drill a shaft into the cave on the fifth day of the search.</p>U.S. forces and British divers have arrived in Thailand to help in the search for 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach believed trapped by floodwaters in a cave, as rescuers prepared to drill a shaft into the cave on the fifth day of the search.

The authorities have deployed specialized Navy diving teams to explore the partially flooded cave , with US and UK divers also joining the effort. The rescue operations, however, have been hampered by heavy rain.

THAI schoolboys found alive in flooded caves have been handed diving masks and may be told to swim for it - in a desperate A Thai rescuer prepares oxygen tanks for diving after the 12 boys and their coach were found alive. They found the group along with a team of Thai Navy SEAL divers .

Navys SEALs stayed with the boys overnight and tended their minor wounds. © Thai Royal Navy Navys SEALs stayed with the boys overnight and tended their minor wounds.

A former Thai Navy diver who joined the operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand has died, according to a Thai Navy source.

The former SEAL died at 2:00 a.m. Friday due to a lack of air while attempting to return to a command center, located two kilometers (1.2 miles) inside the cave, where the young soccer and team and their coach have been trapped for almost two weeks.

A huge operation is underway at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex, where dozens of Thai Navy SEALs and international experts are attempting to find a way to get the boys out.

The members of the Wild Boar soccer team were reported missing on June 23 when they didn't return from an outing after soccer practice.

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