The Great Cave Res­cue

Paradise - - Living | Books - By James Mas­sola (Allen&Unwin)

This is the story of the mir­a­cle res­cue of the Wild Boars soc­cer team and their coach from Tham Luang cave in north­ern Thailand last year.

Keen to go ex­plor­ing af­ter soc­cer prac­tice, the boys and their coach ig­nored the sign at the cave en­trance warn­ing vis­i­tors not to en­ter dur­ing the mon­soon sea­son. The 12 boys and their young coach be­came trapped.

They were trapped in an air pocket, sur­rounded by ris­ing wa­ters, about two kilo­me­tres from the cave en­trance. None knew how to dive.

The boys were found by a pair of Bri­tish divers nine days af­ter go­ing miss­ing and the in­ter­na­tional mis­sion to res­cue them riv­eted mil­lions around the world.

Ex­pert Bri­tish, Aus­tralian, US, Chi­nese and other in­ter­na­tional divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hun­dreds of lo­cal vol­un­teers to save them.

Mas­sola recre­ates the drama, ten­sion and in­spi­ra­tion of the res­cue.

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