Saturday, May 25, 2024

U.K. Cave Divers Helping Search For Thai Kids Stuck In Cave System


Three veteran British cave divers are in Thailand lending their expertise to a rescue operation attempting to find a group of teenage soccer players and their coach stuck in a cave.

The kids have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave since last Saturday. John Volanthen, Rob Harper and Rick Stanton are helping rescuers, which include Thai and U.S. military personnel.

Whether the boys are still alive in the cave — whose exit was cut off due to rising flood waters — isn’t known yet.

(Photo credit: Scuba Diver Magazine)

Thirteen Lives Thirteen Lives

In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.