Discovery announced it will air a one-hour special “Operation Thai Cave Rescue” this Friday, July 12, chronicling the harrowing story and rescue of the Thai soccer team. The whole world was captivated by this story, and the final 4 boys and their coach were rescued today, July 10, after 18 days stuck in the cave.
When the news broke, it led to so many questions: Why were they in there? How did they survive with nothing? and most of all, how are they now and will they be okay?
“Discovery’s OPERATION THAI CAVE RESCUE 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, OPERATION THAI CAVE RESCUE focuses on the triumph of the human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations used to complete this miracle rescue. As the clock continues to tick, and predicted Monsoon rains loom above, rescuers in the cave and above ground, plot their next move. 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,” says the Discovery press release.
“Operation Thai Cave Rescue” will air on Friday, July 13 at 10 pm ET on Discovery Channel and on Saturday, July 14 at 10 pm ET on Science Channel.