Connect with us


Thai Navy SEAL Diver Says Boys Were Sedated During Rescue Mission, Here’s Why


The Thai Boys Were Sedated During Rescue Mission To Prevent Anxiety, Says Thai Navy Seal Diver - World Of Buzz
Source: NST

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

It was a wonderful day for everyone when the 12 members of the Thai soccer team, the Wild Boars, and their coach were rescued from Thailand’s Tham Luang cave on Tuesday (July 10). Every single person who was involved in the rescue operation did a tremendous job at bringing the boys out safely and I must say it wouldn’t have been possible if everyone didn’t chip in, including divers and experts from all around the world.

However, rescuing 13 people from a flooded cave must not have been easy, and I’m sure you’re also wondering how they managed to pull it off. Well, a former Thai Navy SEAL diver recently revealed how the team successfully carried out the smooth rescue mission.

Previously, Thai authorities had kept details of the incident including how a group of boys, many of whom could not swim and had no diving experience, could navigate the treacherous narrow and submerged passageways of the Tham Luang complex, even with expert diving support.

After days of speculation, Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong finally revealed the truth. He said that the boys were sleeping or partially-conscious as they were handed over from diver-to-diver through the cave, reported NST.

“Some of them were asleep, some of them were wiggling their fingers… (as if) groggy, but they were breathing,” he said.

Thai2 E1531371227939

Source: nst

“My job was to transfer them along. The boys were wrapped up in stretchers already when they were being transferred.”

He did not say if the team’s coach was able to dive and walk out unaided, but mentioned that the boys were monitored at regular intervals by doctors posted along the kilometres-long escape route.

Thai E1531371241709

Source: nst

This was evident in some footage released by the Thai Navy SEALs where the Thai divers could be seen using pulleys, ropes and rubber piping to haul stretchers holding two of the immobile young footballers to safety.

Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Junta leader shared on Tuesday (July 10) that the boys were given a “minor tranquiliser” to prevent them from any anxiety during the complex extraction bid, but he denied that they were completely knocked out.

Thai5 E1531371254865

Source: bbc

The rescue mission was indeed a highly dangerous one as a retired Thai Navy SEAL diver died last Friday (July 6) when he ran out of oxygen in the flooded cave.

Meanwhile, despite being trapped in the dark and damp cave, health officials said that the boys, aged 11 to 16, are in good physical and mental health and eating normal food.

“It might be because they were all together as a team, helping each other out,” said Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, public health ministry inspector general.

Thai3 E1531371270922

Source: bbc

102482342 De27 2

Source: bbc

There were several options as to how to save the boys, including keeping them in the cave until the monsoon season was over. However, they opted for the dangerous task of bringing the team through the water instead as the oxygen levels in the cave were dropping drastically.

Thank God all the boys and their coach made it out safely. We can’t wait for them to be reunited with their families. Hats off to the rescue team! You guys did a superb job!


Also read: This Thai Cave Rescue Cartoon is Going Viral, Here’s What Each Character Represents

 - World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Johor State Election Confirmed Johor State Election Confirmed
News16 hours ago

Johor MB Announces DUN’s Dissolution, State Elections To Be Held Soon

The Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Hasni Mohammad has just announced that the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar...

Johor State Election Soon Johor State Election Soon
News18 hours ago

JUST IN: Johor UMNO Agrees To Hold State Election, MB Meets Sultan Ibrahim To Dissolve DUN

After the recent Melaka and Sarawak State Elections, it seems that yet another state will be dissolving its State Legislative...

Wee Ka Siong 30Kmh Speed Limit Wee Ka Siong 30Kmh Speed Limit
News19 hours ago

Transport Minister: Speed Limit In M’sian Cities & Urban Areas May Be Lowered To 30km/h

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong revealed that his ministry will be organising engagement sessions and discussions with...

Ongkili Sabah Flood Victim Aid Fast Ongkili Sabah Flood Victim Aid Fast
News19 hours ago

Minister Claims State-Federal Govt Close Rapport Is Why Sabah Flood Victims Received Fast Financial Aid

Following the swift action by the Federal Government in disbursing financial assistance and other aid for flood victims in Sabah,...

Jpj E Testing Jpj E Testing
News1 day ago

JPJ To Launch E-Testing System In April, Officers Will No Longer Sit In Car For Driving Tests

The e-testing system, which measures candidates’ performance through electronic driving tests and generates driving test results directly, will be launched...

Ft Floods Ft Floods
News2 days ago

PM: “Certain Parties” Ignored Warnings by MetMalaysia Which Set Back Flood Rescue Operations

The highly anticipated special parliamentary sitting to discuss matters relating to the floods and long term flood disaster management planning...

My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514 My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514
News2 days ago

JUST IN: Lee Zii Jia Banned From International Tournaments For 2 Years

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has announced that the country’s top singles player, Lee Zii Jia, will not be...

My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753 My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753
News2 days ago

“It was merely said in jest” – Ministry Defends Zuraida’s “Orangutan Will Kill You First” Statement

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin, has recently found herself receiving backlash after she had said...


Latest Videos