A Thai navy SEAL who was a part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood an infection contracted throughout the dangerous operation, the Royal Thai Navy mentioned.
Petty Officer 1st Class Bayroot Pakbara was receiving remedy however his situation worsened after the an infection unfold into his blood, in keeping with an announcement on the Thai navy SEAL’s Fb web page.
He’s the second navy diver who misplaced his life within the high-profile operation that noticed the boys and the coach extracted from deep contained in the northern cave advanced, the place they have been trapped for 2 weeks in June-July final 12 months.
Lt. Cmdr. Saman Gunan died whereas resupplying oxygen tanks on July 6, 2018.
In line with the Bangkok Put up every day, Pakbara was buried Friday on the Talosai mosque in southern Satun province. Native media quoted his mom as saying her son had been out and in of the hospital because the cave rescue.
The boys and their coach entered the Tham Luang cave advanced after soccer follow and have been shortly trapped inside by rising floodwater. Regardless of an enormous search, the boys spent 9 nights misplaced within the cave earlier than they have been noticed by an professional diver. It will take one other eight days earlier than they have been all protected.
A crew of professional divers guided every of the boys out of the cave on particular stretchers. The operation required putting oxygen canisters alongside the trail the place the divers manoeuvred darkish, tight and twisting passageways stuffed with muddy water and robust currents.