by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/06/18, 10:48 am
Authorities in Thailand confirmed that a former Thai navy SEAL has died while helping with the ongoing rescue operation to extract a boys’ soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave. The SEAL volunteer died after he passed out underwater during a dive to deliver oxygen canisters inside the cave. Thai SEALS are leading the effort to rescue the 12 boys, ages 11-16, and their coach, who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave in the country’s north since June 23. Officials are racing to work ahead of more rains forecast for this weekend.