Cave Rescue Teams Hit Electrical Shock Scare

An ambulance parks at the entrance to Tham Luang Cave on Friday afternoon.

CHIANG RAI — Chaos erupted in the cave where 12 young footballers and their coach are missing after a rescue worker was said to have been shocked by a short-circuiting water pump.

Panic struck the site of the ongoing rescue effort, which has already been hampered by mud, rain and relentless flooding of the 10-kilometer deep Luang Cave in Chiang Rai province. An hour later, the provincial governor said the rescue worker only fainted.

Friday marks the sixth day of the search for the group of 12 boys and their football coach.

Word of an electrical incident prompted workers to cut electricity to the cave before it was restored just before 4pm.


A paramedic said one rescue worker was affected and in safe condition.

Various machines were operating in the flood-prone cave, including water pumps, lighting devices and radio equipment, leading to fears of electrocution. Just yesterday, Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters he had instructed rescue workers to be careful when handling their equipment because of the hazard.

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