Thai cave rescue victim who was saved by a football team passes away at age 18 in the UK from “head injury”


One of the 12 boys who were rescued in 2018 from a Thai cave has passed away in the UK.

Duangpetch Promthep was a member of the young football team that spent two weeks trapped inside a flooded cave before being rescued in an exciting rescue operation.


According to reports, Duangpetch, also known as Dom, is believed to have passed away following a head injury.

In 2018, Duangpetch, who was 13 at the time of the incident, enrolled in the Leicester-based Brooke House College Football Academy.

His teacher, Supatpong Methigo, posted on Facebook to confirm his passing, saying: “May Dom’s soul rest in peace.”

The Wild Boards team that became trapped in June 2018 after entering the Tham Luang caves with their coach was led by Duangpetch.

In the Tham Luang caves in 2018, a group of 90 expert divers, including 40 Thai and 50 foreign divers, worked to safely extract the boys and their coach.

In order to reach the cave system’s entrance, the divers led the boys and their coach through dimly lit and submerged passageways.

Using guide ropes, the rescue procedure involved walking, wading, climbing, and diving.

Wearing full-face masks, which are easier for novice divers, each boy was accompanied by two divers, who also carried his air supply.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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