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1 year ago

Thai cave survivor reunites with rescuer at high school graduation 5 years later

Five years after being rescued from a cave in Thailand, Adul Samon has finished high school in America and was reunited with his rescuer at graduation.
1 year ago
Thai cave survivor Adul Samon hold his high school diploma from The Masters School, standing next to rescuer Rick Stanton.
1 year ago

Thailand cave rescuer reunites with boy

Five years after a boy was rescued from a cave with his soccer teammates, he was reunited with one of those rescuers during his high school graduation.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Thailand cave rescuer reunites with boy
2 years ago

Thailand cave rescue revisited in new Hollywood telling

Director Ron Howard gives a behind the scenes look of "Thirteen Lives," the drama based on the 2018 rescue of a youth soccer team from a Thailand cave.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Thailand cave rescue revisited in new Hollywood telling
2 years ago

'The Rescue:' An inside look at the new National Geographic documentary

A group of divers became heroes after rescuing 12 boys and a coach from an underwater cave in Thailand. A new documentary chronicles the 2018 rescue with never-before-seen footage.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 'The Rescue:' An inside look at the new National Geographic documentary
5 years ago

Whirlwind year for Wild Boars soccer team after 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.
5 years ago
Some of the 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team, who were rescued from the Tham Luang cave, greet the media at Chiang Rai Provincial Administrative Organization in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, July 18, 2018.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Thai soccer players mark 1 year since cave rescue with Buddhist rites
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Hero diver saved in dramatic cave rescue
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 'The Boys in the Cave': How 12 boys, coach escaped a cave in Thailand
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Book to reveal new details about Thai boys' harrowing rescue from cave
6 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.
6 years ago
The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for a news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 18, 2018.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Matt Gutman Reporter's Notebook: 'The Boys in the Cave'
6 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.
6 years ago
ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman spoke exclusively with the Thai soccer team and their coach following their miraculous cave rescue.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: How one ABC News reporter became Thailand's 'Mr. Pineapple'
6 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."
6 years ago
VIDEO:  After rescue from Thai cave, Coach, boys share message to the world: Part 2
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO:  Coach, kids rescued from Thai cave on the moment they were found: Part 1
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai soccer team discusses cave rescue in exclusive interview
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai soccer players and coach together again after cave rescue with a new message
6 years ago

ABC News exclusive: Miracle in Thailand

The boys who were trapped inside a Thai cave share their stories exclusively with ABC News.
6 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News exclusive: Miracle in Thailand
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai soccer team opens up about harrowing cave ordeal and rescue
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Young soccer players rescued from Thai cave recount harrowing encounter
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News to air exclusive interview with Thai soccer team and coach rescued from cave
6 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
6 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News exclusive: How Thai soccer coach kept boys calm while stuck in cave
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 12 Thai boys rescued from cave share their story with ABC News
6 years ago

Dropped guideline, ill-fitting face mask: Terrifying moments in cave rescue

It was British Cave Rescue Council diver Chris Jewell's very first rescue mission, and the entire world was watching.
6 years ago
Divers work on a plan to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
6 years ago

Thai cave rescuers on making the daring rescue

The boys were sedated with Ketamine for their and the diver's protection.
6 years ago
The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for a news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 18, 2018.
6 years ago

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

They were previously not citizens of any state.
6 years ago
Mongkol Boonpiam, left, receives an identity card denoting Thai citizenship from Somsak Kunkam, Sheriff of Mae Sai during a ceremony in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, Aug. 8, 2018. Three of the soccer players and their coach rescued from a cave had been stateless.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO:  Thai cave rescuers describe mission, say they expected some kids to die
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: A look at the zip line system used to rescue boys and coach out of Thai cave
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai cave rescuers say they expected deaths
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Divers share details from the daring cave rescue of Thai soccer team
6 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."
6 years ago
VIDEO: The last minute decision diver made when rescuing last boy from Thai cave
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Diver says he thought boys might be writing last words to family from Thai cave
6 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."
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai cave rescue: The moment divers learned their mission was a 'go'
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO:  Rescued boys, coach say they never gave up hope of being found in Thailand cave
6 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.
6 years ago
Chanin "Titan" Vibulrungruang discusses his experience surviving a harrowing rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Boy rescued from cave finally returns home to his family
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: One-on-one with boy who was stuck in Thailand cave
6 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."
6 years ago
VIDEO: 11-year-old Thai soccer play held onto coach's back during rescue
6 years ago

Rescued boys explain how they survived in 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.
6 years ago
The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for a news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 18, 2018.
6 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.
6 years ago
The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach never gave up hope.
6 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.
6 years ago
Some of the 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team, who were rescued from the Tham Luang cave, greet the media at Chiang Rai Provincial Administrative Organization in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, July 18, 2018.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Rescued Thai boys give first press conference, Obama dances at Nelson Mandela lecture
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Boys rescued from Thai cave speak out for 1st time
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: The 12 boys trapped in a cave for almost three weeks wrote messages for the rescuer's family.
6 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."
6 years ago
VIDEO: The coach said the trip with his youth soccer team was planned for "only one hour."
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: The 12 boys and their soccer coach spoke publicly for the first time since being rescued last week.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: 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.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Thai boys' soccer team plan to speak tomorrow
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Divers describe scary moment during Thai cave rescue
6 years ago

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

Dr. Pak Loharnshoon of the Royal Thai Army visited the boys in the hospital.
6 years ago
Pornchai Kamluang, 16, appears in a video message from a hospital in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 13, 2018.