The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.
On June 23rd, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2nd they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.
Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place. Rising Water highlights the creative thinking and technology that made a successful mission possible by examining the physical, environmental, and psychological factors surrounding the rescue. From the brave Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while placing oxygen tanks along the passageways of the cave, to the British divers that ultimately swam the boys to safety, to the bravery of the boys and their coach, this is the breathtaking rescue that captivated the entire world.
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by Marc Aronson
by Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor
"Narrator Vikas Adam recounts a real-life drama that took place in Thailand in 2018. Twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach go cave exploring in the Tham Luang cave complex and find themselves trapped when rains flood the passages behind them. Adam conveys the increasing unlikelihood of rescue as days pass before Thai Navy SEALS and an international contingent of experts find the boys and then must come up with a way to bring them out without accidentally drowning them. The complexity of the extractions cannot be overstated, and Adam ably expresses both the tragedy and triumph of the event. Supplemental material--which includes background details, suggestions for further reading, and information about Thailand--offers listeners more on this fascinating story. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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