Wild Boars captain Dies in UK; Duangpetch Promthep. One of 12 boys rescued from a cave in Thailand in 2018, has died in the UK.
He was find unconscious in his hostel on Sunday and take to hospital. Where he died on Tuesday, people in his hometown told the AZ24 News.
Since the end of last year, he has joined a football academy in England.
He was the captain of a Thai boys’ soccer team. That was trap in a cave for more than two weeks during a research trip to Chiang Rai province.
His stern but smiling face, capture by a fisherman’s light after the boys. Were find in the cave, is one of the most memorable images from the dramatic rescue.
Last August, his team-mates were delight. When Promthep, known as Dom, announced on Instagram. That he had won a scholarship to join Brooke House College’s football academy in Leicestershire. “Today my dream came true,” she wrote.
Just six months later, they are mourning the loss of their friend.
Wild Boars captain Dies in UK; News of his death came after his mother informed the Wat Doi Wao temple in his hometown of Chiang Rai, where the team frequents. “May Dom’s soul rest in peace,” read the post, which was accompanied by photos of the football team and monks.
Soon, messages started pouring in from colleagues.
“You told me to wait and see how you play for the national team, I always believe you will,” wrote Prachak Sutham, one of the boys rescued with Promthep in 2018.
“When we met for the last time before leaving for England, I even jokingly said that when you return, I will have to ask for your hand in marriage. Sleep well, dear friend. We will always be 13 together.”
Another boy, Titan Chanin Viboonrungruang, wrote: “Brother, you told me that we would fulfill my football dream. You are one of those people who push me and make me improve to your level. If only next time the world” is real, I want us to play football together again, brother Dom.
What happened in 2018?
After match training in 2018 On June 23, the Wild Boars (Thai Moo Pa) soccer team, captained by Promthep, rode bicycles to Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai. It was one of the team’s favorite places.
But a sudden gust of wind flooded the narrow passages in the cave, which was the fourth largest cave system in Thailand, trapping the boys and their coach.
They spent nine days in the dark without food while a massive search involving around 10,000 people took place before divers found them. Promthep marked 13 years of being trap in a cave. His teammates were age 11-16 at the time and their coach Ekkaphon Kanthawong was 25 years old.
The boys used rocks to dig holes to escape, and their coach taught them meditation techniques to help them stay calm and use as little air as possible. Fishermen sent them food and letters from their family even as they planned to rescue them.
They were eventually remove from the cave after being sedat with ketamine.
The rescue made headlines around the world, and various films and books have since been produced to retell the remarkable story, including a six-part Miniseries released by Netflix last year.