Thai navy SEAL member dies of blood infection a year after Tham Luang cave rescue

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 28-Dec-2019

A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from Thailand’s flooded Tham Luang cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.

Petty Officer 1st Class Bayroot Pakbara was receiving treatment but his condition worsened after the infection spread into his blood, according to an announcement on the Thai navy SEAL’s Facebook page.

He is the second navy diver who lost his life in the high-profile operation that saw the boys and the coach extracted from deep inside the northern cave complex where they were trapped for two weeks in June-July last year.