19 July 2018
Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex recalled on Wednesday (July 18) the moment when two British divers found the trapped group on July 2. Their discovery triggered the rescue effort that brought them all to safety over three days.
The operation was organised by Thai navy SEALs and a global team of cave-diving experts. During the news conference two of the boys held up a framed pencil sketch of a former Thai navy diver who died while he worked underwater. Their coach Ekkapol Chantawong added that the boys would spend time as novice Buddhist monks to honour the diver's memory.