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Navy SEAL diver DIES after running out of oxygen taking supplies to trapped Thai soccer team - revea


The body of a diver who died while taking supplies to a trapped Thai soccer team has been repatriated with honours.

Former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan died after running out of oxygen in the cramped, waterlogged passageways of the Tham Luang caves in northern Thailand.

The 38-year-old was trying to reach a cavern set up as a command centre 1.2miles inside the cave system when he ran out of air at 2am local time.

Kunan was returning to the centre after placing oxygen tanks through the cave's underground network as part of preparations for rescuing the 12 young footballers. A diving partner desperately tried to revive him but was unsuccessful.

His body will be flown to his hometown in Roi Et for a royally-sponsored funeral, the Thai king announced. Pictures today showed military officials transporting his flag-draped coffin.

It comes as footage emerged of Kunan at an airport preparing to fly out to join the rescue mission and revealing how he hoped to 'bring the kids home.'

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'See you tonight at Tham Luang,' said an upbeat Saman, wearing a grey polo shirt and blue, tinted glasses, before signing off on the video clip and setting off for the province of Chiang Rai on the Myanmar border.

Officials have warned that the window of opportunity to free the youngsters is now 'limited' amid fears of heavy rainfall.

The body of a diver who died while taking supplies to a trapped Thai soccer team has been repatriated with honours. A Thai Buddhist monk leads military honour guards today as they carry a flag-draped coffin containing the remains of Saman Kunan

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The mother of one of the trapped Thai boys breaks down as authorities announce the death of a former Thai Navy Seal diver during the ongoing rescue operation

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Culled from Daily Mail

My view: This is beyond sad, it's terrible, and I worry for the children. Parents should know they have the right to say NO to a high-risk and dangerous adventure like this, Rescuers are trying their best to get the kids out, it's so sad that the football management allowed the kids to go on the dangerous trip, don't they have a clue?. They have to find a way to get those children out of there.