During the operation to rescue the children from the cave in Thailand was killed diver
BANGKOK, 6 Aug — RIA Novosti. In Thailand, in the cave Tham Luang, which serves to output to the surface is locked in there Teens and their coach, killed the diver, said captain Apakan, Ongkeo, the commander of the unit of combat swimmers. The press briefing was broadcasted by the TV channel Thai PBS.
“The dead diver, a retired soldier, a former Navy seal, participated in the operation as a volunteer. He died from lack of air in his scuba gear at the time of job delivery in the far chambers of the cave of the oxygen tanks,” — said the officer.
He said that a diver died on the way back to the exit of the cave after the assignment.
Despite the death of our comrade, we will continue to make every effort to bring the children to the surface. Apakan Uncommanded unit of combat swimmers
Frogmen delivered to the far chamber of the cave oxygen cylinders to maintain the required percentage of oxygen in the air of the cave. Also oxygen is used in the filling of compressed air cylinders aqualungs.
Twelve teenagers from the local Junior football team and their coach disappeared on June 23. They went into semikilometrovaya the cave Tham Luang and were cut off from access because of flash floods. The search continued for ten days. Children and their coach were found in the cave alive, but weakened from hunger. While the rain continues to fall, the exit of the cave is closed with water.