Rick Stanton’s just happens to be scuba diving into cold, lightless, claustrophobic, dangerous caves. Stanton and his diving partner, John Volanthen, have been identified in the British media as the two British divers who first discovered the 12 children and soccer coach trapped in a cavern in northern Thailand.
How did the Thai soccer team get rescued?
Unable to escape, the boys pulled their coach back in and weeks passed before they were discovered and reached by rescuers. Starving and quickly running out of oxygen, the team survived by drinking fresh water that dripped from a cave stalactite and repeated the mantra “su su”—Thai for “keep fighting”—to remain calm.
Why do divers die in caves?
2 Poor gas management. If getting lost is a major contributing cause of certified cave diver fatalities, running out of air is the most direct cause. Poor gas management is frequently the culprit here.