Sport > World

Meet the heroes of the daring rescue mission that brought 13 Thai soccer players to safety

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Thousands of people from around the world gathered in Thailand over the last several weeks to help rescue the Thai soccer team trapped inside a cave.
The boys were discovered in the cave after surviving for 10-days with little food and no shelter, and required a delicate and methodical plan to get them out of the cave safely.
Local military, police, and the Thai Navy SEALs worked alongside thousands of local and international volunteers, divers, doctors, and experts to aid in the urgent rescue mission.
The boys and their 25-year-old coach were finally extracted after a three-day event...
Read more ...

 

A US Airman describes what it was like to be part of the 'once in a lifetime rescue' of the Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded cave

A US Airman describes what it was like to be part of the 'once in a lifetime rescue' of the Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded cave

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

MAE SAI, Thailand - The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour. In places, they were put into harnesses and high-lined across rocky caverns, said a leader of the U.S. contingent involved in the operation, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue."
Derek Anderson, a 32-year-old rescue specialist with the U.S. Air Force based in Okinawa, Japan, said the dozen boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, and their coach, who were trapped for more than two weeks before being rescued this week, were "incredibly resilient."
"What was really...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   World      Soccer      Food      U.S.  


Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

HOUSTON - Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los... Read more ...

Tour Championship: Tiger Woods in tie for lead after Round 2

Tour Championship: Tiger Woods in tie for lead after Round 2

Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead on the back nine and ended the day in a tie for the lead with Justin Rose at 7 under. Read more ...

Meadows drives in 3, Rays stay alive by routing Jays 11-3

Meadows drives in 3, Rays stay alive by routing Jays 11-3

TORONTO - Austin Meadows drove in three runs, Tommy Pham reached base three times and had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 on Friday night to... Read more ...

Adams lifts Cardinals past Giants 5-3

Adams lifts Cardinals past Giants 5-3

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Matt Adams had a clutch two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night. Read more ...

Gurriels are 1st brothers with multiple homers on same day

Gurriels are 1st brothers with multiple homers on same day

TORONTO - Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and his older brother, Yuli, have become the first brothers in major league history to have multihomer games on the same day. Read more ...

Bellator 205 results: A.J. McKee knocks out John Macapa in 69 seconds

Bellator 205 results: A.J. McKee knocks out John Macapa in 69 seconds

The top two fights at Bellator 205 delivered the goods. The main event ended quickly and brutally. Read more ...

Cubs' Addison Russell accused of alleged abuse in blog post

Cubs' Addison Russell accused of alleged abuse in blog post

The Cubs shortstop is accused of emotional, verbal and physical abuse throughout his two-year marriage to Melisa Reidy-Russell. Read more ...

NASCAR starting lineup at Richmond: Kevin Harvick wins pole, Denny Hamlin second

NASCAR starting lineup at Richmond: Kevin Harvick wins pole, Denny Hamlin second

After a disappointing wreck in Las Vegas, Kevin Harvick will start first in the second race of NASCAR'S playoffs. Read more ...

A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Read more ...

NBA changes clock-reset, 'clear path' foul rules

NBA changes clock-reset, 'clear path' foul rules

Beginning next season, the shot clock will reset to 14 seconds, not 24 seconds, after an offensive rebound. Read more ...