Three days ago, all 12 members of a boy’s football team and their coach were rescued, after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 18 days. The Thai navy Seals, who have been running the operation, confirmed that all 13 were out. “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what”, the Seals said on their Facebook page.
What’s it like to go cave diving?
According to Wikipedia, cave diving is underwater diving in water-filled caves. It may be done as an extreme sport, a way of exploring flooded caves for scientific investigation, or for the search for and recovery of divers lost while diving for one of these reasons.
To understand what the cave rescue in Thailand was like, imagine the scenario above but you are a young man, starving and weak with fatigue. You’ve been separated from the surface and your family for two weeks. Your only way out is through the unknown murky depths that have sequestered you. You have no cave dive training but now must learn to do it if you are going to live," thus writes Kera Rolsen, a qualified and experienced cave diver, at www.businessinsider.com.au.