The world watched and worried as a dramatic rescue took place in Thailand during the summer of 2018. It began when a soccer team of 12 young boys and their coach decided to enter an underground cave after practice one day. They left their bike at the cave’s entrance and set off for a few hours of fun, in the hopes they’d be back for dinner that evening. But Mother Earth had other ideas. As they were spelunking, the cave began to fill with water from a heavy monsoon. The group made it to higher land where they would wait for three weeks as a coordinated rescue unfolded.
Written by Award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, who reported at the scene, this page turner takes readers through the harrowing journey. There’s a heavy focus on the rescue efforts, particularly the collaboration between Thai officials, the U.S. military and the skilled underwater cave divers willing to risk their lives. For those who followed the story and may have missed some of the details, this account covers all the highs and lows.