Petty Officer Beiret Bureerak Facebook / Reproduction
A diver from Thailand’s elite navy force who took part in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and his soccer coach in a flooded cave in the north last year died of a blood infection that contracted during the operation, the Royal Navy said. Thai this Friday, 27th.
Petty Officer Beiret Bureerak had been receiving treatment but his condition worsened, the Navy said in a statement. There are no details about the disease contracted by the diver.
He was the second Thai military man killed by the boys’ rescue and the Wild Boar’s technician. Another rescue agent, former Navy diver and sergeant Saman Kuman, died during the rescue operation.
Team coach Wild Boars Ekapol Chanthawong and 12 boys went exploring the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai province on June 23, 2018 when a rainstorm storm flooded the cave system and arrested them. underground.
They survived for nine days thanks to water dripping from the rocks until they were found. Volunteers from abroad joined the rescue effort concluded on June 10, when the boys and the coach were all unharmed.