Former Thai navy SEAL diver dies in Thai cave

 

The family of a former Thai Navy Seal who died while helping to rescue 12 soccer teammates and their coach from Tham Luang cave says he told them to "cherish every day" before he lost his life.

Petty Officer First Class Saman Gunan died on Friday in the cold waters deep inside the cave complex in north-western Thailand after running out of oxygen. He had been part of the dive team setting up air tanks along the rescue route.

A dive buddy tried to administer first aid in the water and then got Saman through to chamber three, where further attempts were made to revive him, but it was too late.

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