A few weeks ago heartbreaking story captured everyone’s attention. In Thailand 12 boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach went missing. After the boys’ bikes were found next to an entrance of a cave it became clear that the torrential downpour had left them trapped in it.
It took 9 days of an intense rescue operation to find the boys alive and another 9 days to get them to safety. After 18 days trapped in the cave twelve boys and their coach have finally been rescued.
However, during this intense and stressful time, many people blamed the boys’ coach Ekkapol Chantawong. In defense of Ekkapol, Twitter user yvvonelim9 posted a thread about the coach and gathered some very important facts. Despite being accused of irresponsible behavior by taking children into the cave, it seems obvious by now that Ekkapol played an important role in keeping the trapped children alive.
Reportedly, the kind-hearted coach was the most malnourished because he gave away his share of food to the children, he taught the boys to meditate to help them conserve energy and kept their spirits high until the moment they were rescued.
Ekkapol proved himself to be a true hero in keeping the children alive, scroll to read his life story below!
In Thailand, 12 boys and their 25-year-old football coach became trapped in a cave when rain flooded the escape route
Twitter user yvvonelim9 posted a thread about the coach and gathered some important facts about his life and his role in keeping the children alive
Today, after 18 days trapped in the cave twelve boys and their coach has finally been rescued
Image credits: Ekkapol Chantawong