Out of cave murk comes shining hope

Out of cave murk comes shining hope

Retired PO1 Saman Kunan, 38, was a retired Seal with no obligation to volunteer, but joined the mission because he wished to 'help bring the boys home'.
Retired PO1 Saman Kunan, 38, was a retired Seal with no obligation to volunteer, but joined the mission because he wished to 'help bring the boys home'.

The bowels of Tham Luang cave are described as being pitch-black with near-zero visibility. As an international team of experts race against time to rescue the remaining four footballers and their coach trapped inside the labyrinthine cavern for more than two weeks, the dark place seems to shine with the light of hope and faith in humanity.

As the world rejoiced at the news that eight boys had been helped out of the cave safely as of press time, our thoughts and prayers return to former Navy Seal Saman Kunan, who died while transporting air tanks into the cave to be used by divers extracting the trapped boys.

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist, Bangkok Post.

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Atiya Achakulwisut

Columnist for the Bangkok Post

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

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