Sgt Saman Kunan retired from the Thai Navy who volunteered in the rescue operation, but lost his live Thurday while returning from the delivery of oxygen cylinders.
Rescue operation: Thai caves: now 8 boys saved
The operation that led to the rescue
of the first group of four boys trapped in the Thai cave system on Sunday proceeded much faster than expected due to the walkable water level in the cave after it was launched at 10am local time on Sunday. The remaining boys will be escorted
by the same group of rescue divers on Monday bringing them out in two shifts of four boys each. Monday: four more boys rescued in what appears to be a successful operation with many (around
90) divers assisting! On Tuesday the evacuation of the remaining four boys and their coach is expected. The first part of the cave near the entrance has now fallen dry, which means no swimming but walking or dragging of the weaker boys
Tuesday: today 19 rescue divers entered the cave for the final phase of the rescue mission, with water levels rising again through the rain. Which leaves
coach Ekapol, a former Buddhist monk, and the last boy still to be saved
All saved! The entire soccer team and their coach have now finally been saved after a spectacular,
brave and probably also very costly rescue operation.