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SEAL rescuer Dr Park recalls “close shave with death” inside Tham Luang cave

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SEAL rescuer Dr Park recalls “close shave with death” inside Tham Luang cave

 

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More than two months after the end of the Tham Luang cave rescue operation to pluck 13 Wild Boar boys and their football coach to safety, Dr Park Loharnchun, a medical doctor and a member of the Navy SEAL which played crucial role in the rescue mission, broke his silence about his “close shave with death” in the flooded cave.

 

“It was a crammed tunnel which was fully flooded and no space to emerge out of the water,” he said in his Facebook post, adding he got stuck in the tunnel and as he tried to free himself, the breathing tube was removed from his mouth and the tube tangled with his body and the tunnel.

 

Dr Park said he also lost hold of the guiding rope. “I could not see anything. But at the very moment, a thought flashed in my head – will I die here – and the images of my wife and children flashed before me.” The Navy SEAL diver said he then thought about the sacred beings and his former teachers until he regained his composure.

 
-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2018-09-24
 
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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

the breathing tube was removed from his mouth and the tube tangled with his body and the tunnel.

If you ask me, Dr Park - of the Navy UDT, not SEAL - is trying to make his little drama out of the Junta's big drama.

And, as for the 'breathing tube' - his SCUBA mouthpiece - tangling with his body and the tunnel, I'll bet he'd struggle to demonstrate how that happened . . . unless he's a contortionist as well as a doctor. Just small-minded poppycock from just one of the hundreds of guys who risked all for those twelve kids (not 13) and their coach and who don't want to let the story become history.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

sacred beings

really!

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1 minute ago, Artisi said:

quiet day for you, nothing better to do than knock someone who risked their life while you sat on your arse doing bugger-all, and pedantic in the extreme  -  not SEAL - 12 / 13 does it really matter.

Wrong side of the bed, today, Artisi? My points were both valid and appropriate. I guess you'll be looking forward to the next 'seal' who recounts bumping his head or bending a finger back . . . or whatever. You ought to try to better define between worthy news and twaddle.

As for doing bugger-all, I've probably done more work in the first 5 hours of the week than you'll manage in a month, or year, maybe. In fact, what do you do besides throw the wobbler when the mood takes you?

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Thanks for a very scary and long lasting memory.   Glad you mad it out brother, I like to see you fight......would have been a real bummer to hear you died.

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11 hours ago, Ossy said:

If you ask me, Dr Park - of the Navy UDT, not SEAL - is trying to make his little drama out of the Junta's big drama.

And, as for the 'breathing tube' - his SCUBA mouthpiece - tangling with his body and the tunnel, I'll bet he'd struggle to demonstrate how that happened . . . unless he's a contortionist as well as a doctor. Just small-minded poppycock from just one of the hundreds of guys who risked all for those twelve kids (not 13) and their coach and who don't want to let the story become history.

So you think there is a Pulitzer in the making? 

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