Rick Stanton Recalls Daring Thai Cave Rescue in 'Aquanaut'

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Cave diver Rick Stanton was among those who helped to rescue the members of a soccer team from a cave in Thailand in 2018. (Images courtesy of Pegasus Books)

In June 2018, a dozen young soccer players and their coach became trapped more than two miles inside the Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand, as a sudden monsoon swept into the region and inundated the underground passages. The world watched transfixed for weeks as rescuers located the boys, brought them supplies and engineered a way to bring them to safety. Cave diver Rick Stanton was among those leading the effort and he joins us to talk about the rescue, the rarefied world of underwater cave diving and his new book "Aquanaut."


Rick Stanton, underwater cave diver and author "Aquanaut: The Inside Story of the Thai Cave Rescue"