Unfolding the truths of 'Thai rescue'
From the moment the heartbreaking news broke that 12 young Thai soccer players and their 25-year-old coach were stuck in a cave complex near the Myanmar border, the world has been glued to the rescue and recovery details. For over two weeks, the facts of how the group ended up in the cave and the subsequent mobilization of rescue workers around the globe has been a testament of just how powerful human spirit can be.
But as each boy has been pulled out, there remains many questions that needs to be answered. Operation Thai cave rescue will be the first documentary to explore and unpack every angle of this remarkable rescue operation.
Produced in association with ITN Productions, Discovery's Operation Thai cave rescue - which will telecast on July 20, 9 pm - unpacks the human and scientific drama behind one of the most difficult and heart-palpitating rescues attempted in human history. With exclusive early access to men and women – including family members – who have been living and breathing the events, the operation focuses on the triumph of the human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations used to complete this miracle rescue.
Featuring interviews with medical and mental health experts, renowned cave diving instructors and the world's leading cave diving rescue experts, the film paints a full picture of what the boys and their rescuers were experiencing and how these heroic divers could recover what was thought initially to be an impossible feat.