Thai navy seal dies of blood infection after cave rescue
A Thai Navy SEAL who aided the rescue of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave last year has died from an infection he contracted during the dramatic recovery mission.
After the 18-day ordeal came to an end last June – with the entire team emerging safely from Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand – Petty Officer Beirut Pakbara was under close supervision by doctors during his yearlong illness.
But his condition worsened and he died from the blood infection.
The Navy SEAL was immediately buried on Friday after he died following Islamic funeral rituals.