6 July 2018
A Thai rescuer died during an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex. He was a former member of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit who was part of the rescue team in Chiang Rai. He died on Thursday night after entering the cave to lay oxygen tanks along a potential exit route, the SEAL commander said. Rescuers are considering alternative ways to bring the group out before heavy rains hit the country's north next week.