Cave Rescue

  • World News

    Cave conundrum: US explorer’s underground ordeal prompts epic rescue (video)

    The rescue mission for Mark Dickey, an American cave explorer, who is trapped more than a thousand metres underground in a cave in southern Turkey, has begun. The rescue team estimates that the operation could take several days or even weeks to bring Dickey to the surface. The European Cave Rescue Association (ECRA) was alerted that Dickey was suffering from…

  • Thailand News

    Tham Luang cave rescue heroes honoured on 5th anniversary

    The fifth anniversary of the Tham Luang cave rescue will be observed with a merit-making ceremony honouring the deceased – including Nang Nom’s governor, Seaman Sam and Young Dom. The preparations for the ceremony have been initiated at various sacred spots within the park and will include a homage to the Lady of Nang Non. PR.Thailand shared pictures of the…

  • Thailand News

    Tham Luang Cave rescue hero Narongsak Osatanakorn dies at 58

    Narongsak Osatanakorn, the 58 year old governor of Pathum Thani Province, has died from cancer at Siriraj Hospital at 6pm yesterday (June 21), Sanook reported. He was famously known for his role in coordinating the rescue operation of 13 people trapped in Tham Luang Cave in 2018, earning him the nickname ‘Governor of the Wild Boars.’ Born on June 1…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave reopens for tourists in July

    Safety measures are being implemented ahead of the Tham Luang Cave site’s reopening in July, as announced by Thailand‘s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok Post reported. The cave gained international attention in 2018 when 12 young Wild Boars football players and their coach were trapped inside for 18 days due to flooding before being successfully rescued.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Wild Boar football team pays tribute to captain “Dom” after his sudden death

    Thailand’s Wild Boar football team is paying tribute to Duangpetch “Dom” Promthep, 17, who died suddenly in England. As the captain of the 13 Wild Boars football team, “Dom” was rescued from the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai back in 2018 after the cave flash-flooded leaving them trapped inside for 17 days. According to Khaosod English, the Associated Press…

  • Tourism News

    Infamous Tham Luang caves reopened after monsoon season

    Tham Luang caves, where 12 boys and their football coach were dramatically rescued in 2018, reopened to the public today. The site had been closed since July 1 to weather the monsoon season. In late June 2018, a young football team exploring the caves became trapped when heavy storms brought flash floods that filled the cave with water. The caves…

  • Entertainment

    ‘The Trapped 13’ lets Wild Boars speak for themselves

    We’re probably all too familiar with the uplifting tragedy of the Wild Boars football team. We know almost every detail of their time underground, their escape to the light and subsequent international celebrity. But still, the screen adaptations come, three in the last year alone. This time, it’s Netflix The Trapped 13: How We Survived the Thai Cave. The Trapped 13…

  • Thailand News

    Boy saved in Thailand cave rescue mission offered football scholarship in England

    One of 12 teenage boys saved in the heroic Tham Luang cave rescue mission in northern Thailand four years ago has been offered a scholarship to study at Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicester, England. Duangpetch “Dom” Promthep, who is now 17 years old, says his “dream has come true.” On June 23, 2018, 12 members of the ‘Wild…

  • Thailand News

    Untold stories of Herculean cave rescue in Thailand

    The heroic story of the Thai cave rescue has been told a number of times. We’ve read and heard about the Two British cave divers, John Volanthen and Richard Stanton, and their Herculean efforts to rescue the 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand. But what about the untold stories, the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Soggy pizza and long hours of waiting – 4 years since the Tham Luang cave rescue

    “There were times when kilometres underground standing in waist-deep water, we’d be eating a piece of soft pizza in a break… two guys from different countries, different cultures.” Four years ago, yesterday, the last group of four football players from the Chiang Rai Mu Pa (Wild Boar) team were brought out of the Tham Luang Caves. It took three days,…

  • World News

    2 Brits honoured for heroic efforts in Thai cave rescue

    The University of Bristol has awarded 2 British cave divers with honourary degrees after recognising their heroic efforts in rescuing 12 boys and a man from a flooded cave in Thailand. Linda Wilson, Vice-President of the University of Bristol’s Spelaeological Society, nominated John Volanthen, from Bristol, and Rick Stanton, from Coventry, for their honorary degrees. Wilson hailed the 2 British…

  • Thailand News

    Monk survives 50 metre fall inside mountain cave in Kanchanaburi

    A monk fell 50 metres down into a cave and was rescued after a 10-hour mission. Reports say 29 year old Phra Thada was descending into the cave when a rope on the ladder snapped, hurling him down to the cave floor. He suffered serious injuries to his hips and legs. The monk, from a temple in the Khlong San…

  • Thailand News

    British divers say they risked arrest for giving boys ketamine during cave rescue

    Rescue divers who saved the 12 football players and their coach trapped in a flooded cave say they risked getting arrested for giving the boys ketamine to sedate them for the two and a half hour underwater journey out of the cave. The Sun reported that British divers Rick Stanton and John Volanthen say they warned that if any of…

  • Northern Thailand News

    “The Rescue” – What really happened inside Tham Luang caves?

    We all followed the events of the cave rescue. We think we know what happened. But we don’t. “The Rescue”, by directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, has peered behind the heroic narrative that was cultivated at the time of the Chiang Rai Tham Luang cave rescue in July 2018. 13 young men – 12 teenagers and their 24…

  • Northern Thailand News

    UPDATE: Divers rescue monk stuck in flooded cave in northern Thailand

    Update: The monk was safely rescued from the flooded cave at around 11:30am today. Divers say the monk was fatigued and had a low fever. Original story… Rescue workers are attempting to free a Buddhist monk who has been stuck in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for at least 4 days. The monk, named in a Pattaya News report…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Digital Travel Pass, Chiang Mai outbreak, Alcohol ban | November 30

    Monday’s edition of Thailand News Today. An international Digital Travel Pass could be the magic bullet to restart global tourism A new international Travel Pass, a sort of digital health certificate, may be the way forward for countries to re-open their borders and international airlines to get their planes back into the air. The International Air Transport Association says the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Ron Howard to direct cave rescue feature film ‘Thirteen Lives’ in Australia

    The Australian Government is putting up A$13 million to Imagine Entertainment and film giant MGM to shoot a live-action feature film called Thirteen Lives, based on the Chiang Rai Tham Luang cave rescue story. The film will be shot in Queensland, Australia in the hinterland areas behind the Gold Coast. The film will be directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind,…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Tham Luang exhibition opens in Chiang Rai, including a replica of part of the cave – VIDEO

    A replica of parts of the Tham Luang Cave has been opened for visitors to learn more about the famous cave rescue and experience some of the difficulties faced by rescuers in a replica of parts of the cave, well 30 metres of it anyway. The exhibition attempts to simulate some of the key incidents that happened during the cave…

  • Northern Thailand News

    The Isan Project honours a hero of Tham Luang cave rescue

    The Isan Project has collaborated with the TAT on new marketing campaign featuring music commemorating the Tham Luang cave rescue. The story of how 13 young men, members of the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team, were saved in the caves of Chiang Rai continues to ignites interest in the miraculous internationally-followed rescue in July 2018 from the flooded Tham…

  • South Thailand News

    2 Koh Tao divers awarded for their involvement in the 2018 cave rescue

    2 foreign diving instructors in Koh Tao were honored for their role in rescuing the 13 young men from the flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai back in 2018. More than 100 foreigners involved in the rescue have been granted the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn, an award granted by the Thai Monarch. A ceremony in Surat Thani was…

  • Environment News

    Government nominates Tham Luang park for ASEAN heritage ranking

    The Thai government has nominated Tham Luang Forest Park in the northern province of Chiang Rai for ASEAN heritage status. The park made headline news around the world when 13 young boys and their football coach became trapped in Tham Luang cave following flooding. Today marks two years to the day that all 14 were found alive by a team…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand’s “Wild Boar” vows to save his province

    The northern province of Lampang been hit by Covid-19, despite the best efforts of its famous governor, Narongsak Osotthanakorn. Who? Narongsak was the face of the rescue mission to retrieve the 13 young men from the Tham Luang cave two years ago and was the Chiang Rai governor at the time. “When I heard of the first Covid-19 infection in…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Cave rescue movie opens today around Thailand

    PHOTO: Director Tom Waller directing scenes from ‘The Cave’ – The Nation A movie about last year’s dramatic rescue at the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province opens today around Thailand. “The Cave – Nang Non” is based on “the untold true stories of some of the rescuers involved in the mega-international rescue mission that captivated the world’s attention…

  • Northern Thailand News

    FOUND. The day the team were found in Thailand’s Tham Luang caves

    It was twelve months, today, that the missing Mu Pa team, 12 young men aged between 11 and 16, and their 25 year old football coach, were finally located after nine days of frantic searching. The team members had visited the Tham Luang cave after their routine Saturday afternoon football practice for a short excursion. After they headed in the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Netflix and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ production team announce cave rescue project

    PHOTO: Yahoo.com Netflix, the most popular TV streaming service in Thailand, are teaming up with the producers of the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians” for a production about the rescue of the MuPa (Wild Boar) football team from Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang caves last July. The 12 young men and their coach were trapped in a flooded cave after going…

  • Northern Thailand News

    US Court gives go ahead for Musk to face defamation charges over cave spat

    PHOTO: Vernon Unsworth v Elon Musk. by ThaiVisa American tech entrepreneur, investor, and engineer, Elon Musk, is likely to face a lawsuit in the US over defamation after he described a British cave diver as a “pedo guy” on Twitter last year. Musk also described Vernon Unsworth, who was one of the divers who first discovered the Mu Pa football team…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Cave rescue doctors reveal the drugs used to sedate the Mu Pa football team

    The Australian medical consultants involved in the rescue of the 13 Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team players from the Tham Luang Caves last year say that the evacuees were anesthetised with Ketamine before being swum and carried to safety. Richard Harris, the South Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who led the medical part of the rescue operation, and his…

  • Northern Thailand News

    National Geographic tries to secure rights to produce Tham Luang rescue doco

    National Geographic has made top level contact with the government-appointed Creative Media Committee to negotiate shooting a documentary about last July’s dramatic rescue operation at the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai. British diver Rick Stanton, who was actively involved in the complicated rescue operation to save the 13 young Mu Pa footballers, says that the British cave diving team wrote a letter to the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    ‘The Cave’ due out mid year – First cave rescue film to reach cinemas

    PHOTO: Thai-born director Tom Waller on location during the filming of “The Cave” in central Thailand – AFP A Thai-born director, Tom Waller, who reportedly took only a few weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic Tham Luang cave rescue of the Mu Pa football team in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, says his focus was on authenticity…

  • World News

    UK honours given to British divers for Thai cave rescue

    PHOTO: CNN, The Nation The seven British cave divers who took part in the extraordinary Tham Luang cave rescue operation have been awarded during Britain’s traditional New Year Honours announced Friday. Out of the seven, four received awards of exceptional bravery, three were made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). The two divers who made…

  • Northern Thailand News

    New book recounts Thai cave rescue of Wild Boars

    PHOTOS: CNN.com, The National, Amazon.com On June 23 2018, the world first heard about the disappearance of 12 Thai boys, the young Mu Pa football team and their assistant coach, in a cave system in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. “When the cave was unexpectedly flooded, the boys, aged between 11 and 16, and 24 year old Ekapol “Coach Ek” Jantawong,…