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Thai diver dies in effort to save boys from flooded cave

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THE effort to rescue the 12 youths and their coach stranded deep in a flooded cave took on a tragic turn when a former Navy diver died late Thursday evening during the operation.

According to Khaosod English, 38-year-old Samarn Kunan, a former diver from the elite Seal unit of the Thai military died inside the Tham Luang Nag Non cave complex, the deputy provincial governor said.

Dwindling oxygen levels in the cave complex and weather forecasts predicting more heavy rain added to the pressure on authorities to work out a rescue plan.

SEE ALSO: Why could it take months to rescue the trapped Thai team?

Samarn was working with a partner placing oxygen tanks in a........

© Asian Correspondent