Thai military diver dies as window for cave rescue narrows
A former Thai military diver helping to rescue a young football team trapped inside a flooded cave drowned Friday as officials warned the window of opportunity to free the youngsters is “limited”. The diver’s death raises serious doubts over the safety of attempting to bring the 12 boys and their football coach out through cramped passageways deep inside the waterlogged Tham Luang cave.
But Thailand’s Navy SEAL commander indicated that rescuers may have little choice but to attempt the tricky extraction of the group in comments on Friday, in the first official admission that they cannot wait out the monsoon underground. AFP
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