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The divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue revealed the moment when they knew they'd have to sedate the boys to get them out

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

After the British divers located a boys' soccer team after they became trapped in a Thai cave system last year they knew they would have to sedate the boys to get them out.
The BBC spoke with Vernon Unsworth and Richard Stanton about their experiences.
The boys and their coach were given ketamine, Xanax, and the saliva suppressant atropine so they wouldn't panic during the rescue
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An elaborate, carefully constructed rescue mission was orchestrated last year in order to rescue a boy's soccer team and their coach became trapped in a Thai cave system...
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Divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue initially thought the team had died because the cave stank so badly of feces

Divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue initially thought the team had died because the cave stank so badly of feces

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

On June 23, 2018, 12 Thai teens and their soccer coach were left stranded in Thuam Lung cave in Northern Thailand after monsoon waters blocked their way out. They ended up being trapped for 17 days.
Diver Vernon Unsworth spoke about the rescue to the BBC's "Beyond Today" podcast in an interview published on Sunday, the year anniversary of the day they were trapped.
Unsworth told the BBC that Volanthen and Stanton said they entered the cave where the boys were on July 1, and initially thought everyone was dead because of the smell.
They finally found the soccer team in a flooded chamber on...
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