British diver Josh Bratchley who saved Thailand boys is rescued from flooded cave | World Information

A British diver who helped save 12 schoolboys trapped in a collapse Thailand has himself been rescued from a flooded tunnel within the US after greater than a day underground.

Josh Bratchley had been exploring a collapse Jackson County, Tennessee, with a bunch of divers from the UK.

He didn’t return to the floor with the remainder of a celebration after they emerged at round 3pm on Tuesday.

Cave rescue
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Rescuers entered the 400ft cave system to achieve the British diver

Emergency companies have been alerted and professional divers from Arkansas and Florida have been flown in and entered the 400ft cave system and efficiently introduced the diver to the floor at round 7pm on Wednesday.

“He was awake, alert and oriented,” rescue official Derek Woolbright instructed a information convention.

“His solely request when he bought to the floor was that he wished some pizza.”

Boys from the under-16 soccer team trapped inside Tham Luang cave covered in hypothermia blankets
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Boys from a soccer workforce grew to become trapped inside Tham Luang collapse Thailand final June

Edd Sorenson, a cave specialist for the Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service who rescued the Briton, mentioned when he discovered the diver, he was ready “as calm as might be” in an air pocket.

“He simply mentioned ‘thanks, thanks. Who’re you?’ I mentioned ‘I am Edd Sorenson’, and he mentioned ‘I ought to have identified. I noticed the sidewinder’.”

Rescue operation is complete after three days of heroic efforts by divers, with all of those trapped carried out alive.
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The 12 children and their coach have been rescued by diving consultants from the UK

Mr Sorenson mentioned: “We had a pleasant discuss, whereas he began to gear again up. He had all his gear off and was sitting within the mud.

I simply gave a play-by-play what we’ll do. I mentioned I will mainly transfer your hand from place to put, attempting to take the pondering out of it.

“Nevertheless it actually wasn’t mandatory. His psychological state was impeccable.”

British cave divers, Rick Stanton, Chris Jewell, Connor Roe, Josh Bratchley, Jim Warny, Mike Clayton and Gary Mitchell, arrive back at Heathrow Airport, having helped in the rescue of the 12 boys in Thailand
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Josh Bratchley (third from proper) was among the many UK divers who helped within the Thailand rescue

A meteorologist by commerce, Mr Bratchley was a part of a workforce of British cave diving consultants who helped rescue The Wild Boars soccer workforce and their coach from a flooded collapse Thailand final June.

He was honoured at a reception held by the prime minister at Downing Road and appointed an MBE within the 2019 New Yr’s Honours listing.

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