For a few weeks in 2018, 12 children and their soccer coach captivated the world. Eyes and hearts were directed to the Tham Luang caves in Thailand, where the Thai Wild Boars junior soccer team became trapped after unseasonably early rainfall flooded them in.
As the complexity of the cave structures and the extent of the danger were revealed, it seemed impossible that the entire group would make it out alive – impossible even to the rescue team who repeatedly risked their own lives to save them.
Harry, an Australian cave diver and anaesthetist who was called on to help with the operation, was “100% convinced the children would die under the anaesthetic in the water for three hours”.
So how did the team tackle such a seemingly doomed task and end up saving every one of the 13 lives? Harry shares the unbelievable details of the rescue, and the lessons in courage and resilience he learned along the way.