South-east Asia correspondent James Massola recreates the drama, tension, and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on a remote Thai mountain.
Author: James Massola
Publisher: Prelude Books
First came the awful news that 12 boys and their football coach were missing. Then came the flickering video of the boys found by a pair of British divers nine days later. Monsoon rains had raised the water level in the cave system, and they were trapped in an air pocket, surrounded by rising muddy water, over two kilometres from the cave entrance. Expert British, Australian, American, Chinese, and other international divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hundreds of local volunteers to mount one of the most risky and complex rescue operations the world has ever seen. South-east Asia correspondent James Massola recreates the drama, tension, and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on a remote Thai mountain. Very little information about what happened inside the cave was released by the Thai authorities at the time, but through interviews Massola has managed to obtain extensive details of the nine long days the Wild Boars were on their own and during the rescue operation itself as well as background information about the boys and coach. He writes about the pivotal role of the British Cave Rescue Council in leading the international effort, and determining the technical aspects of the rescue. He reveals how the Thai, British, US, Australian and other international divers worked together so smoothly, when even a minor miscommunication could have resulted in death or serious injury. And, most dramatically, he discloses the number of instances in which the rescue operation nearly went wrong.
LEVEL 2 book (Rising STAR): For beginning readers to read with support. This books features simple sentences and very limited grammar and vocabulary.
Author: Robin Bright
"The Rainbow King asks True for help: the giant plants of Wishing Heart Hollow need water--soon! LEVEL 2 book (Rising STAR): For beginning readers to read with support. This books features simple sentences and very limited grammar and vocabulary. In addition, 6 to 8 target words per book are presented and featured in a picture dictionary to reinforce the word-meaning connection. Running word count 175-250 words. About True and the Rainbow Kingdom: True is a fearless eight-year-old who helps the whimsical citizens of the Rainbow Kingdom alongside her best friend, Bartleby the cat. When something goes awry in the Kingdom, True keeps the citizens safe and empowers those around her with imagination, empathy, and mindfulness."--
Amidst the hope, there are tensions, tragedy and powerful players guiding the rescue. But most of all, this is the inspirational story of an amazing group of boys and what can be achieved when the world unites.
Author: Liam Cochrane
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Twelve lost boys, their coach, and the heroes who rescued them. When the 12 young members of the Wild Boars soccer club walked into a Thai cave with their coach, they expected to be out by nightfall. A birthday cake waited in the fridge for one boy, another boy had a tutoring class. They had rope and torches but no food. Then a sudden monsoonal downpour flooded their route out. They were trapped - imprisoned in a cave said to be haunted by a mythical broken-hearted princess. So began the greatest search-and-rescue mission in living memory. People from across Thailand, and soon from across the world, joined hands to find the boys and get them out. ABC foreign correspondent Liam Cochrane was on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded. Using his local knowledge, and working with a team of Thai researchers, he puts us at the centre of the story, witnessing the boys' agonising wait, the divers' battle against muddy torrents, the race to pump out flooded caves, the secret drilling plans. With unrivalled access, he reveals fresh details about the boys' time inside the cave and gives an exclusive account of the rescue from lead diver John Volanthen. Amidst the hope, there are tensions, tragedy and powerful players guiding the rescue. But most of all, this is the inspirational story of an amazing group of boys and what can be achieved when the world unites.
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 ...
Author: Marc Aronson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue. On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang 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 2 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.
Liam Cochrane spent more than two weeks on the scene, and was stationed outside of the cave entrance in daily contact with divers and other key members of the rescue team, reporting the story for the Australian Broadcast Corporation.
Author: Liam Cochrane
Featuring never-before-reported details and exclusive interviews with the boys, their families, and rescue workers, the inspiring true story of how twelve members of the Wild Boar Academy Football Club and their coach survived nine days in a labyrinthine cave in Northern Thailand, and of the incredible men and women who pulled off one of the greatest rescues of all time. For nine days twelve young soccer players and their coach were confined in the dark by rising waters in the caverns of Tham Luang in Chang Rai, Thailand. With no food or drinking water except the condensation found on the cave walls, their survival seemed unlikely. Yet against the odds, a team of determined divers traversed monsoon floodwaters and narrow passageways to find Coach Ek, a stateless orphan devoted to Buddhism, and his young players alive and hopeful. Liam Cochrane spent more than two weeks on the scene, and was stationed outside of the cave entrance in daily contact with divers and other key members of the rescue team, reporting the story for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In this mesmerizing and inspiring book, he recounts this ultimate race-against-the-clock event. Filled with never-before-reported details based on exclusive access to the boys, their families, and the rescue team, Miracle in the Cave chronicles the Wild Boars’ ordeal in the cave, and the plan that unfolded outside—including the contentious political negotiations, the early misadventure that halted the operation for crucial hours, and the death of Thai Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan. Going deep inside the area between the Thai and Myanmar border, better known for methamphetamines and illegal wildlife trade, Cochrane guides us through every aspect of the adventure-turned-nightmare-turned miracle: the team’s agonizing wait in the darkness; the rescuers’ battle against the forces of nature; the work of international experts who pooled their skills to help. Chochrane evokes the rollercoaster of emotions every step of the way—the terror, optimism, sadness, and joy of this indelible experience. Filled with a spirit of true grit, Miracle in the Cave is a courageous tale of perseverance and a celebration of an inspiring moment when the world came together in hope.
Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went ...
Author: Christina Soontornvat
Publisher: Candlewick Press
A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missing—masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission. Meticulously researched and generously illustrated with photographs, this page-turner includes an author’s note describing her experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and a bibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious cave rescue in history.
Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes – it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
Author: Craig Challen
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
‘I just want to warn you. You’re going to dive to the end of the cave. You’re going to see these kids. They’re all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you’re going to swim away, and they’re probably all going to die.’ In June 2018, for seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boars soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes – it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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Author: Eric Mark Braun
Publisher: Compass Point Books
Bitter cold. Extreme heat. Dangerous terrain. Sudden storms. When you're in the wild, you're at the whim of nature, and anything can happen. Could you survive a wilderness disaster? Discover the true tales of people who did, and find out how they lived to tell their stories. The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.
formation of the Cave Rescue Organisation in Yorkshire in 1935 (the world's first
cave rescue organization) and the Mendip Rescue Organisation (renamed
Mendip Cave Rescue in 2008) in Somerset the following year. These and other ...
Author: Ralph Crane
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Shortlisted for the Tratman Award 2015 To enter caves is to venture beyond the realm of the everyday. From huge vaulted caverns to impassable, water-filled passages; from the karst topography of Guilin in China to the lava tubes of Hawaii; from tiny remote pilgrimage sites to massive tourism enterprises, caves are places of mystery. Dark spaces that remain largely unexplored, caves are astonishing wonders of nature and habitats for exotic flora and fauna. This book investigates the natural and cultural history of caves and considers the roles caves have played in the human imagination and experience of the natural world. It explores the long history of the human fascination with caves, across countries and continents, examining their dual role as spaces of both wonder and fear. It tells the tales of the adventurers who pioneered the science of caves and those of the explorers and cave-divers still searching for new, unmapped routes deep into the earth. This book explores the lure of the subterranean world by examining caving and cave tourism and by looking to the mythology, literature, and art of caves. This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to general readers and experts alike interested in the ecology and use of caves, or the extraordinary artistic responses earth’s dark recesses have evoked over the centuries.
Award-winning author Susan Hood and journalist Pathana Sornhiran based this picture book on Sornhiran’s first-hand reporting of the event, and Dow Phumiruk’s beautiful illustrations bring the story to life.
Author: Susan Hood
Don’t miss the breathtaking true story of the international rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand! One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home, heavy rains had flooded the tunnel. They were trapped! With rising waters and monsoon season upon them, time and oxygen were running out. The world watched with bated breath as rescuers from around the globe joined forces to try to free the boys. After eighteen harrowing days, in an unprecedented effort of international teamwork, they were finally saved. Award-winning author Susan Hood and journalist Pathana Sornhiran based this picture book on Sornhiran’s first-hand reporting of the event, and Dow Phumiruk’s beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The book also includes a timeline and back matter with additional resources.
Daring divers, selfless farmers, the volunteers cooking food, washing gears and pumping water, praying hearts, the calm kids, their coach, kids' parents and the entire human race! Man, this is humanity at its best.
Author: Kannan Krishnan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
THAI CAVE RESCUE HOOYAH!: From Gross Darkness to Light is a diary of events based on the 18-day ordeal of 13 members wild boar football team deep inside the flooded Tham Luang cave and the daring rescue fueled by hope, bravery, perseverance, resilience, generosity, expertise, and love against all odds amidst race against time and water. Operation Thai Cave Rescue would become the tale for every human, to tell for eternity. Daring divers, selfless farmers, the volunteers cooking food, washing gears and pumping water, praying hearts, the calm kids, their coach, kids' parents and the entire human race! Man, this is humanity at its best. The Thailand cave rescue is an utterly admirable human moment. The extraordinary international effort to find and rescue 12 boys and their coach from a remote cave in northern Thailand was watched closely by millions. The boys themselves, with their coach's encouragement, have shown extraordinary fortitude. At a moment of rising division, the rescue has been a model of international collaboration. US military personnel, British rescue experts, and specialists from China, Australia, and Japan have worked alongside the Thai authorities and people. In an era of greed, many involved are unpaid volunteers. In an age of narcissism, they have shunned the spotlight. Perhaps this story will remind us to focus more on our ability to pool knowledge, expertise, compassion, and heroism in response to human need. Perhaps this can inspire us to apply these same qualities to the rescue of the thousands of children separated from their parents in a labyrinth of bureaucracy and ideology. It is like the United World is playing against all odds ... I hope the final score will be 13- Nil in the favor of Humanity. When humanity shows its better side, it can move mountains. Bravo to all involved! Kannan Krishnan
In this story of breathtaking courage and mental mastery, John reveals how responding positively to the statement, ‘But I can’t…’ by stating, ‘I can,’ led to one of the most incredible rescues in history.
Author: John Volanthen
Thirteen Lessons that Saved Thirteen Lives is diver John Volanthen’s nail-biting account of the incredible rescue of a Thai youth soccer team who had been trapped for over a week in a flooded cave. The world held its breath in July 2018 when the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach went missing for 9 days deep underground after being stranded by a rainy-season downpour while exploring a complex of caves after practice. The picture of them alive on a ledge in a flooded cave made front page news worldwide. As his light flickered from one boy to another, one diver called out, “How many of you?” “Thirteen,” a boy answered. “Brilliant,” the diver said. The diver was British cave diver John Volanthen. After 10 days trapped in the flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, and after an enormous effort that had transfixed the world, the missing 12 boys and their soccer coach had finally been found in the Tham Luan Cave. The world celebrated a happy ending and the incredible courage and skills of the rescue team. Each chapter tells one part of the story from Tham Luang but also imparts a life lesson, gleaned from John’s exploration and rescue efforts, that can be applied to everyday obstacles and challenges. John’s story shows how an average person can do the unimaginable, inspiring the superhero in us all.
National Speleological Society cavers in the United States spent a maximum of
1,440,000 hours caving per year. There were 13 rescue missions or incidents
reported during those 1,440,000 hours of caving in the 1950s. For NSS caving
Author: William B. White
Publisher: Academic Press
Encyclopedia of Caves is a self-contained, beautifully illustrated work dedicated to caves and their unique environments. It includes more than 100 comprehensive articles from leading scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. Each entry is detailed and scientifically sound, yet accessible for students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings from the authors' own work, which provide unique images of the underground environment. Global in reach--authors are an international team of experts covering caves from around the world Includes 24 new articles commissioned especially for this 2nd edition Articles contain extensive bibliographies cross-referencing related essays Hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations of cave features and biota A-Z sequence and a comprehensive index allow for easy location of topics Glossary presents definitions of all key vocabulary items
Petty Officer Vera Chu lives her dream of serving aboard a US Coast Guard cutter.
Author: M. L. Buchman
Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
Petty Officer Vera Chu lives her dream of serving aboard a US Coast Guard cutter. Newly assigned to patrols of the treacherous Columbia River Bar only affirms her resolve. Lieutenant Hammond Markson flies his Dolphin rescue helicopter as if it’s a part of himself. Only when a desperate rescue on the storm-tossed Oregon Coast cliffs throws them together do they find out how truly exciting life can be.
An unforgettable story of courage and survival in the most hostile, remote environments on earth, Aquanaut is the memoir of a true hero, told with humour, compassion, and an unending drive for adventure.
Author: Rick Stanton
Publisher: Penguin UK
Pre-order the enthralling autobiography of cave-diver and former firefighter Rick Stanton, who with astonishing heroism played a key role in the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue. "They were utterly alone inside the mountain, isolated from the rest of the world. They might as well have been on another planet . . ." In July 2018, twelve boys and their soccer coach disappeared into Tham Luang Cave in Thailand. Trapped miles beneath the earth, not even the Thai Navy SEALS had the skills to bring them to safety. And with the floodwater rising rapidly, time was running out... Any hope of survival rested on Rick Stanton, a retired Midlands firefighter with a living room filled with homemade cave-diving equipment, who knows caves better than anyone in the world. Fewer people have walked on the moon than have reached the depths of the earth that Rick has explored in his 40 years of cave-diving. The Thai Cave Rescue was the culmination of a career long in the making, requiring every ounce of the skill, ingenuity and sheer bloody-mindedness that Rick had been building through his career. In a mission that held the entire world in its thrall, Rick and his team raced against time and almost insurmountable dangers, refusing to give up until all thirteen were brought safely back to the surface. An unforgettable story of courage and survival in the most hostile, remote environments on earth, Aquanaut is the memoir of a true hero, told with humour, compassion, and an unending drive for adventure.