Monday, 19 November, 2018

'We are not heroes', says United Kingdom diver involved in Thai cave rescue

The boys at a hospital in Chiang Rai province on 11 July The boys at a hospital in Chiang Rai province on 11 July
Kenny Thornton | 14 July, 2018, 09:44

Dr "Harry" Harris shared a touching Facebook post as he returned home after the miracle operation that involved experts from 13 countries across the world.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday global members of the rescue team would be given a "Thailand Elite" card worth 500,000 baht ($15,000) with benefits including a 5-year visa in thanks. In total, 19 divers assisted in the rescue of the final five members of the group, said to be the one of the toughest rescue operations to date.

At the first training session since their teammates went missing in a Thai cave, the remaining "Wild Boars" said they can not wait to see their friends back on the pitch.

"They had already been doing the most extraordinary dives through the cave and laying the very robust rope which made all subsequent dives to the soccer team not only possible, but safe", he wrote.

Dr. Harris was part of a comprehensive team that ensured the 12 exhausted schoolboys-ranging in age from 11 to 16-along with their soccer coach, survived the grueling two-and-a-half mile journey out the cave.

"After an hour when they wanted to leave, the water level was rising". It was very cold at night and pitch dark.

John Volanthen said he's just relieved the boys are all alive, and praised the collective effort of the worldwide contingent of rescuers.

A total of 159 navy officials, including the Thai Navy SEAL commander, RAdm.

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The complex operation saw four boys rescued Sunday, four more on Monday and the last four on Tuesday, along with the team's coach.

"We are not heroes", he said. I think it was the result of an worldwide team of military and civilian divers working alongside the Thai Navy.

Another diver, Jason Mallinson, 50, from Huddersfield, said the team left messages for the children as they flew back to the United Kingdom saying: "We're very glad we could get you out alive".

"I have never seen anything like it with man battling to control the natural forces of the monsoon waters".

"I've seen rescues in the past but this one seemed so complex and so hard and so harrowing", he told reporters in Adelaide.

Add Thailand Cave Rescue as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Thailand Cave Rescue news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

The team became captured within a cave in Thailand on June 23 and survived for 18 long days before being miraculously rescued by a fearless group of worldwide divers.

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