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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

by Craig Challen and Richard Harris
Paperback
Publication Date: 04/08/2020
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The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.

‘I just want to warn you. You’re going to dive to the end of the cave. You’re going to see these kids. They’re all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you’re going to swim away, and they’re probably all going to die.’

In June 2018, for seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boars soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen.

These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands.

Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes – it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.

ISBN:
9781760899455
9781760899455
Category:
True stories
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
04-08-2020
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
198x131x22mm
Weight:
0.26kg
Craig Challen

Craig Challen SC OAM is an Australian veterinary surgeon, technical diver and cave explorer. He was the recipient of the Oztek 2009 Diver of the Year award for his services to caving, and was jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year.

Richard Harris

Richard 'Harry' Harris SC OAM is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.

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