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1 year ago

Thai SEAL dies of blood infection a year after cave rescue

A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation
1 year ago
2 years ago

Whirlwind year for Wild Boars soccer team after dramatic rescue from flooded Thai cave

The risky mission to rescue 12 soccer players and their coach from a Thai cave began on June 8, 2018.
2 years ago
Whirlwind year for Wild Boars soccer team after rescue from flooded Thai cave
2 years ago

Thai soccer players mark 1 year since cave rescue with Buddhist rites

The young boys who were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary with a religious ceremony.
2 years ago
Thai soccer players mark 1 year since cave rescue with Buddhist rites
2 years ago

Hero diver saved in dramatic cave rescue

A member of the elite international team that saved Thai soccer players was recused after becoming trapped in a Tennessee cave.
2 years ago
Hero diver saved in dramatic cave rescue
2 years ago

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans for what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand have been named winners of one of Australia's most prestigious awards
2 years ago
2 years ago

'The Boys in the Cave': How 12 boys, coach escaped a cave in Thailand

In his new book, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman gives a detailed look at the harrowing Thai cave rescue that captured the world's attention.
2 years ago
'The Boys in the Cave': How 12 boys, coach escaped a cave in Thailand
2 years ago

Book to reveal new details about Thai boys' harrowing rescue from cave

Two of the Thai soccer players barely made it out; one child was hypothermic and another stopped breathing.
2 years ago
Book to reveal new details about Thai boys' harrowing rescue from cave
2 years ago

Reporter's Notebook: Inside the Thai cave rescue saga that gripped the globe

ABC News' Matt Gutman has written a book on the Thai cave rescue.
2 years ago
Reporter's Notebook: Inside the Thai cave rescue saga that gripped the globe
2 years ago

Matt Gutman Reporter's Notebook: 'The Boys in the Cave'

Matt Gutman reveals the new dramatic details in his book about the Thai cave rescue.
2 years ago
Matt Gutman Reporter's Notebook: 'The Boys in the Cave'
3 years ago

Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

In an exclusive interview, the 12 boys and their soccer coach thank the world.
3 years ago
Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived
3 years ago

How an ABC News reporter became Thailand's 'Mr. Pineapple'

James Longman shares the story of how he became "Mr. Pineapple," the "Pineapple Prince" and at times the "Pineapple King" of Thailand.
3 years ago
How an ABC News reporter became Thailand's 'Mr. Pineapple'
3 years ago

After rescue from Thai cave, Coach, boys share message to the world: Part 2

Adul, one of the boys rescued from the cave, said, "We feel like we have parents around the world. I feel I want to meet you all."
3 years ago
After rescue from Thai cave, Coach, boys share message to the world: Part 2
3 years ago

Coach, kids rescued from Thai cave on the moment they were found: Part 1

The 12 boys and their coach were trapped by rain and rising water flooding the cave they had ventured into.
3 years ago
Coach, kids rescued from Thai cave on the moment they were found: Part 1
3 years ago

Thai soccer team discusses cave rescue in exclusive interview

The boys join their soccer coach in discussing life since the rescue with ABC News' James Longman.
3 years ago
Thai soccer team discusses cave rescue in exclusive interview
3 years ago

Thai soccer players and coach together again after cave rescue with a new message

The 12 boys and their coach who were stuck in a cave due to flooding in Thailand shared a new message to the world.
3 years ago
Thai soccer players and coach together again after cave rescue with a new message
3 years ago

ABC News exclusive: Miracle in Thailand

The boys who were trapped inside a Thai cave share their stories exclusively with ABC News.
3 years ago
ABC News exclusive: Miracle in Thailand
3 years ago

Thai soccer team opens up about harrowing cave ordeal and rescue

Correspondent James Longman explains how this exclusive interview happened, and what it was like to sit down with the team and their coach.
3 years ago
Thai soccer team opens up about harrowing cave ordeal and rescue
3 years ago

Young soccer players rescued from Thai cave recount harrowing encounter

ABC News' James Longman speaks with the 12 boys and their coach about the experience of being trapped in a cave and how life has changed since their rescue.
3 years ago
Young soccer players rescued from Thai cave recount harrowing encounter
3 years ago

ABC News to air exclusive interview with Thai soccer team and coach rescued from cave

ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman spoke exclusively with the Thai soccer team and their coach following their miraculous cave rescue.
3 years ago
ABC News to air exclusive interview with Thai soccer team and coach rescued from cave
3 years ago

ABC News exclusive: How Thai soccer coach kept boys calm while stuck in cave

In an exclusive interview, the coach of the Thai soccer team told ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman about the moment he realized he and the 12 boys were stuck in a cave in northern Thailand
3 years ago
ABC News exclusive: How Thai soccer coach kept boys calm while stuck in cave
3 years ago

12 Thai boys rescued from cave share their story with ABC News

ABC News' James Longman sits down with the Thai soccer players and their coach after the dramatic mission to save them from a flooded cave.
3 years ago
12 Thai boys rescued from cave share their story with ABC News
3 years ago

A dropped guideline, an ill-fitting face mask during final rescue put Thai cave rescuers and the boys in peril

It was British Cave Rescue Council diver Chris Jewell's very first rescue mission, and the entire world was watching.
3 years ago
Dropped guideline, ill-fitting face mask: Terrifying moments in cave rescue
3 years ago
Thai cave rescuers on making the daring rescue
3 years ago

Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave

They were previously not citizens of any state.
3 years ago
Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave
3 years ago

Thai cave rescuers describe mission, say they expected some kids to die

Divers raced against time, battled low visibility and near-impossible conditions to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand.
3 years ago
Thai cave rescuers describe mission, say they expected some kids to die
3 years ago

A look at the zip line system used to rescue boys and coach out of Thai cave

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Pararescueman Staff Sgt. Sean Hopper told "20/20" he'll never forget walking out of the cave with the last boy rescued.
3 years ago
A look at the zip line system used to rescue boys and coach out of Thai cave
3 years ago

Thai cave rescuers say they expected deaths

U.S. Air Force Maj. Charles Hodges tells ABC News' Matt Gutman he initially expected three to five of the trapped soccer players and their coach would not survive.
3 years ago
Thai cave rescuers say they expected deaths
3 years ago

Divers share details from the daring cave rescue of Thai soccer team

The squad charged with saving the boys and their coach feared that nearly half of the trapped team would not survive the mission.
3 years ago
Divers share details from the daring cave rescue of Thai soccer team
3 years ago

The last minute decision diver made when rescuing last boy from Thai cave

British diver Jason Mallinson told "20/20" he had to use a different diving mask after the first one didn't fit the last team member to be rescued from the cave: "We knew this was the last option."
3 years ago
The last minute decision diver made when rescuing last boy from Thai cave
3 years ago

Diver says he thought boys might be writing last words to family from Thai cave

British diver Jason Mallinson told "20/20" he brought food and messages to the boys trapped in a Thailand cave and then, on the spur of the moment, handed the boys his notebook.
3 years ago
Diver says he thought boys might be writing last words to family from Thai cave
3 years ago

Thai cave rescue: The moment divers learned their mission was a 'go'

"The children were extremely brave, very confident," British diver Chris Jewell told "20/20." "There was no sign of distress and no hint of a problem."
3 years ago
Thai cave rescue: The moment divers learned their mission was a 'go'
3 years ago

Rescued boys, coach say they never gave up hope of being found in Thailand cave

The 12 young soccer players and their coach made their first public appearance since being found alive in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave.
3 years ago
Rescued boys, coach say they never gave up hope of being found in Thailand cave
3 years ago

Thai boy rescued from cave speaks out: 'Thought about my parents'

A boy from the rescued Thai soccer team and his father talked to ABC News.
3 years ago
Thai boy rescued from cave speaks out: 'Thought about my parents'
3 years ago

Boy rescued from cave finally returns home to his family

Some team members are preparing to spend time as monks as a way to give thanks for their surviving the ordeal.
3 years ago
Boy rescued from cave finally returns home to his family
3 years ago

One-on-one with boy who was stuck in Thailand cave

Mongkol "Mark" Boonpiam shares what it was like to be one of the last rescued from the cave in Thailand after more than two weeks trapped inside.
3 years ago
One-on-one with boy who was stuck in Thailand cave
3 years ago

11-year-old Thai soccer player held onto coach's back during rescue

Chanin "Titan" Vibulrungruang told ABC News that while stuck in the cave, he "thought about my parents" and felt that they "would be waiting in front of the cave."
3 years ago
11-year-old Thai soccer player held onto coach's back during rescue
3 years ago

Rescued boys explain how they survived in Thailand cave for 2 weeks

The 12 young soccer players and their coach rescued from a Thai cave never gave up hope of being found alive and passed the time digging into a rocky wall.
3 years ago
Rescued boys explain how they survived in cave for 2 weeks
3 years ago

Rescued boys explain how they survived in Thailand cave for 2 weeks

The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach never gave up hope.
3 years ago
Rescued boys explain how they survived in Thailand cave for 2 weeks
3 years ago

Boys say they dug holes in cave to try to save themselves

The boys were rescued from a flooded cave over three days last week.
3 years ago
Boys say they dug holes in cave to try to save themselves
3 years ago

Rescued Thai boys give first press conference, Obama dances at Nelson Mandela lecture

Here's a look at the top photos from around the globe.
3 years ago
Rescued Thai boys give first press conference, Obama dances at Nelson Mandela lecture
3 years ago

Boys rescued from Thai cave speak out for 1st time

The 12 young soccer players and their coach were released from the hospital after the dangerous and dramatic cave rescue that captivated the world.
3 years ago
Boys rescued from Thai cave speak out for 1st time
3 years ago

Thailand soccer team mourn ex-Navy SEAL who died in rescue

The 12 boys trapped in a cave for almost three weeks wrote messages for the rescuer's family.
3 years ago
Thailand soccer team mourn ex-Navy SEAL who died in rescue
3 years ago

Soccer coach explains why his team went inside the cave

The coach said the trip with his youth soccer team was planned for "only one hour."
3 years ago
Soccer coach explains why his team went inside the cave
3 years ago

Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave introduce themselves at press conference

The 12 boys and their soccer coach spoke publicly for the first time since being rescued last week.
3 years ago
Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave introduce themselves at press conference
3 years ago

Boys rescued from Thailand cave released from hospital

Officials released the 12 boys, and their soccer coach, from Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital and whisked them into an awaiting van to take them to a press conference.
3 years ago
Boys rescued from Thailand cave released from hospital
3 years ago

Thai boys' soccer team to speak tomorrow

The boys, trapped in a cave for 17 days, are planning a press conference for Wednesday after recovering in the hospital.
3 years ago
Thai boys' soccer team to speak tomorrow
3 years ago

Divers describe scary moment during Thai cave rescue

British divers Jason Milleson and Chris Jewell told "The Mail on Sunday" that Jewell almost lost his grip as he brought the second-to-last boy out of the cave.
3 years ago
Divers describe scary moment during Thai cave rescue
3 years ago

'Superman' doctor who cared for soccer team in Thai cave reunites with boys in hospital

Dr. Pak Loharnshoon of the Royal Thai Army visited the boys in the hospital.
3 years ago
'Superman' doctor who cared for soccer team in cave reunites with boys in hospital
3 years ago

The 12 boys rescued from a cave in Thailand speak out while recovering

Doctors say the 12 boys and their coach could be released by Thursday.
3 years ago
The 12 boys rescued from a cave in Thailand speak out while recovering
3 years ago

Boys, soccer coach appear in video messages after Thai cave rescue: 'Don't worry anymore'

The 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were recently rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, have appeared in video messages from their hospital beds.
3 years ago
Boys rescued from Thai cave: 'Don't worry anymore'