Navy SEAL dies during Thai cave rescue

Thai authorities say Navy SEAL working to rescue 12 boys trapped in cave has died from lack of oxygen

Mae Sai, Thailand: Thai authorities say a former navy SEAL working to rescue boys trapped in cave has died from lack of oxygen.


SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference Friday morning that the rescuer was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters.


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Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped since June 23.

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