The stories behind the Thai cave rescue

It took determination, teamwork and sacrifice by many people for the operation to succeed

Visibility was near zero. Inching forward in the murky waters of the flooded cave was perilous. Yet, volunteer cave divers such as Ivan Karadzic bravely soldiered on into the unknown, lugging heavy diving equipment.

"I could only feel the guide rope and see some turbulence (in the water) caused by the diver ahead," he told The Sunday Times. "But I knew I wasn't alone."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'The stories behind the Thai cave rescue'. Print Edition | Subscribe