Thai Diver Dies Amid Effort to Rescue Boys Trapped in Cave

HeadlineJul 06, 2018
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In Thailand, a retired naval diver died from asphyxiation overnight as he prepared to help rescue a group of young boys and their soccer coach who’ve spent nearly two weeks trapped deep underground in a flooded cave. The death came as rescue workers are giving the 12 soccer team members a crash course in swimming and the use of SCUBA gear, as they race to extract the boys ahead of monsoon rains that could flood their cavern completely.

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