The Rescue – what an incredible film. Gives you faith in people working together. Politicians take note .

During the storm I managed to watch “The Rescue” what an insight into a huge Cave Rescue. ‘The Rescue’ chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave.

It was amazing to see the bravery of those involved and the humility of those who saved 13 lives. I have been fortunate to meet a few Cave Divers in my time they are a different breed. The Rescue involved so many nations all working together and it was an incredible operation. The British Cave Divers and others all risked their lives to save the kids in an amazing operation. How I wish the worlds politicians would watch this film and see if we all work together we can achieve the impossible. A lesson for the world especially in these days.

Footnote – Ian Rolland a RAF MRT team member was also unknown to many as a world class cave diver sadly he was killed in a cave in Mexico in 1994. At that time he was a member of RAF Leuchars MRT and a superb all rounder. His son Connor was involved in the rescue in Thailand. Ian would have been so proud of him.

It was some film to watch and I was enthralled. It is heartwarming to see the effort of all involved. I must confess to being teary at times but also being so proud of those involved who never chased the limelight after the event. One can only imagine how they felt and how they looked for answers “out of the box” for the many huge problems that occurred.

Comments welcome . This film is available in the UK on the Disney Channel.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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