Ex-Navy Seal dies in Thai cave rescue: Official
His dying highlights the perils of the operation to extract the staff from deep contained in the waterlogged cave, elevating questions in regards to the feasibility of bringing kids out the identical approach.
“A former Seal who volunteered to assist died final night time about 2am,” Chiang Rai deputy governor Passakorn Boonyaluck informed reporters on the web site, calling it “unhappy information.”
The diver, recognized as Saman Kunont, was getting back from a spot contained in the Tham Luang cave the place the group had been situated on Monday when his provides ran quick.
“On his approach again he misplaced consciousness,” mentioned Thai Seal commander Apakorn Yookongkaew, including buddy had tried to assist deliver him out.
“However though we’ve got misplaced one man, we nonetheless have religion to hold out our work.”
Requested how the boys might make it out safely if an skilled diver couldn’t, Apakorn mentioned they’d take extra precautions with youngsters.
The accident marks the primary main setback for the gargantuan effort, which began virtually two weeks in the past after the “Wild Boars” staff went into the collapse northern Thailand after soccer observe.