Thai Cave Rescue

Follow the harrowing operation to rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded Thai cave

In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers rescued 12 boys and their football coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Title: Thai Cave Rescue

Released: 2018

Runtime: 1 x 60

Broadcaster: PBS Nova

This one hour special follows the harrowing operation to rescue 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand. The film is told in chronological order, taking each portion of the rescue story as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the scientific processes and technological solutions that shaped the rescue.

Featuring interviews with the key people involved, the film explains how the boys became trapped in the cave by heavy rain on Saturday 23rd June, 2018, and explains how, fearing the worst, relatives and local rescuers began searching for the boys but to no avail. Finally, the film reveals how teams of international rescuers were called upon to find the boys and ultimately dive them to safety. It’s a remarkable story that gripped the world for 18 days. A story of innovation, teamwork and human endurance in one of the most hostile environments on earth – a flooded cave.