Witness the Miraculous Rescue of the Boys' Soccer Team Stranded in a Flooding Cavern on NOVA's "Thai Cave Rescue"

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11 November 2018
Thai Cave Rescue
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"Thai Cave Rescue"
Premieres Wednesday, November 14 at 9 PM ET
on PBS
         In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow the harrowing operation and discover the scientific ingenuity that made the rescue possible.
        Hear how rescuers explored every option — from pumping out water, to drilling a new exit, to ultimately cave-diving with the children through the treacherous, flooded passages.Thai officers supervised the rescue mission inside Tham Luang Nang Non cave. Rescuers battle heavy rain in northern Thailand as they continued the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing in that cave since Saturday night after monsoon rains blocked the main entrance.

         Teams of Navy SEAL divers worked their way through submerged passageways in the sprawling underground caverns as senior Thai government officials warned on Wednesday that time is running out and the search intensifies for the young soccer team, aged between 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, with soldiers and park rangers seeking other entry points into the cave system.

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