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Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of divers, cavers and medics who risked their lives to free the "Wild Boars". Stunning footage of that rescue was released Wednesday showing the youngsters -- aged 11 to 16 -- being stretchered…

Eleventh person brought from Thai cave: navy, official sources

MAE SAI: An eleventh person was rescued from a Thai cave on Tuesday evening, a navy source and a provincial official told AFP, as the dramatic bid to free 12 youth footballers and their coach inched towards a successful end. "The eleventh is out," a navy source told AFP, requesting anonymity, but not confirming if the person was a boy or the 25-year-old coach. A provincial Chiang Rai official added "the eleventh was taken to a field hospital." Rescuers resumed preparations earlier today for a third rescue operation deep…

Navy diver dies in attempt to deliver supplies to boys trapped in Thai cave

THAILAND: A Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue a dozen boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave has died from a lack of oxygen. Samarn Kunan, a former Thai SEAL, was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters. Thai SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew said while underwater, the rescuer passed out and efforts to resuscitate the 38-year-old failed. "Despite this, we will continue until we accomplish our mission," Mr.…