Thai cave rescue: Singaporean diver who took part in risky operation says it was 'touch and go'

Mr Douglas Yeo (left), a Singaporean who has 26 years of recreational and salvage diving experience, with Mr Buncha Duriyapan, commander of the 37th Thai Military District in Chiang Rai, at a post-rescue celebration on July 11, 2018.
Mr Douglas Yeo (left), a Singaporean who has 26 years of recreational and salvage diving experience, with Mr Buncha Duriyapan, commander of the 37th Thai Military District in Chiang Rai, at a post-rescue celebration on July 11, 2018.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Mr Yeo (right) with his buddy "Joe" (left) and another Thai Navy Seal, who was the supervisor of the site where Mr Yeo was deployed.
Mr Yeo (right) with his buddy "Joe" (left) and another Thai Navy Seal, who was the supervisor of the site where Mr Yeo was deployed.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

CHIANG RAI - Coming out of the Tham Luang cave covered with mud, the stocky diver could pass off as one of the Thai Navy Seals in the team working to rescue the young footballers trapped in the cave in northern Thailand.

But he is not. 

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