Thailand Cave Update: Tragedy Strikes in the Worst Possible Way, Families Left Devastated

July 09, 2018Jul 09, 2018

The world has been anxiously waiting for updates from the mission to rescue the trapped Thailand cave boys. However, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, things just took a tragic turn.

According to reports, a former Thai navy diver has perished while trying to rescue the young men. He apparently lost consciousness on his way out of the cave moments after delivering air tanks. It should also be noted that the diver was risking his life as a volunteer.

"The death of Saman - a highly trained diver - on Thursday underscored the danger of moving from the chamber to mouth of the cave, and raised serious doubts about the safety of bringing the boys out through the cramped, flooded passageways," reported the BBC.

The other diver who was with Saman tried to revive him. However, his efforts were unsuccessful.

"His job was to deliver oxygen. He did not have enough on his way back," Mr. Passakorn said when discussing the fallen diver.

As of this weekend, four more boys have been rescued, bringing the total rescue count to 8. They were taken to local medical facilities for treatment. However, rescue efforts are being complicated by heavy rainfall. Please send your prayers to everyone involved with this captivating event.

What do you think about this? Let us know! Be sure to read our other story about the tragic accident that left a Duck Dynasty star seriously injured over the 4th of July.