OUT OF THE DARK: Thai cave rescue

Inside one of the world’s most ambitious rescue missions.

On June 23, 2018, twelve young soccer players and their coach set off to explore a cave in northern Thailand, becoming trapped 4KM deep inside it.

With threats of floods from heavy rains looming, the clock ticking and the world watching, one of the most dangerous – and time-sensitive – rescue operations in history was underway.

Thousands were involved in the mission to save the team, including more than 50 divers from Australia, China, Finland, the United Kingdom, the United States and other nations that joined Thai forces in the gargantuan undertaking.

This is the story of how a massive effort became an even bigger miracle.



AFP MAP: Thai Cave Rescue

Thai Cave Recue