The Thai cave boys were sedated with a mixture of ketamine, xanax, and a saliva suppressant, according to a new account of their traumatic rescue. Monday marks one year since a Thai youth soccer team entered a cave complex in northern Thailand, and got trapped there due to unexpected flooding.
How are Thai cave survivors doing?
All of the survivors have been reportedly been paid $100,000 dollars as part of the deal. Following their escape, the Thai survivors have travelled around the world. They’ve been to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford and they’ve been special guests at the Youth Olympic Games.
What happened to the Thai boys stuck in the cave?
Saman Kunan, a 37-year-old former Thai Navy SEAL, died of asphyxiation during the rescue on 6 July while returning to a staging base in the cave after delivering diving cylinders to the trapped group.
Tham Luang cave rescue.
|Rescue personnel and equipment at the cave entrance|
|Date||23 June – 10 July 2018 (18 days)|
How did they rescue the Thai soccer team?
Unable to escape, the boys pulled their coach back in and weeks passed before they were discovered and reached by rescuers. Starving and quickly running out of oxygen, the team survived by drinking fresh water that dripped from a cave stalactite and repeated the mantra “su su”—Thai for “keep fighting”—to remain calm.
Who saved the Thai soccer team?
Coach Ekkapol Chantawong
While the 25-year-old coach of the soccer team had apologized for allowing the boys to wander into the cave, he is also credited with helping keep them alive during their 17-day ordeal.
How much did the Thai cave rescue cost?
At a cost of over $500,000, the money could have been allocated to other sources which could have without a doubt saved more lives. In particular, over 100 lives could have been saved in Africa with this funding.
What countries were involved in the Thai cave rescue?
The cave divers dropped everything and flew to the Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand to help, joining an international team of technical divers from Thailand, military and rescue divers from the U.S., Australia, and China, and the formidable Thai Navy Seals who were in charge of the search in the midst of a …