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Thai authorities say rescuer in cave dead from lack oxygen

8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, July 05 2018 Jul 5, 2018 July 05, 2018 9:52 PM July 05, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - Thai authorities say a former navy SEAL working to rescue boys trapped in cave has died from lack of oxygen.
 
SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference Friday morning that the rescuer was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters.
 
Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23.

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