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

One year 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...
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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

One year 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."
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