Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue
On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.
Cast of characters. Author’s note on research and writing. Source notes. Recommendations for further reading and viewing. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Full-color photo insert.
JLG Release: Jul 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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8 1/4" x 6"
Level 7.5; Points: 4;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 10.3; Points: 8;