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Aquanaut: A Life Beneath The Surface - The Inside Story of the Thai Cave Rescue (Paperback)

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'The British divers are all heroes' Clive Cussler

'A case study in courage' Ron Howard, Oscar-winning director of Apollo 13


Thailand, July 2018. Twelve boys and their football coach vanish into Tham Luang caves just as the monsoon rains hit. A mile from the surface they are trapped by rising flood waters. All attempts to reach them fail.

As hope for their survival fades a retired British firefighter tinkering with homemade cave-diving kit gets a call.

Rick Stanton and his dive partner race to the other side of the world.

The boys have been missing for days.

Each hour, their chance of escape shrinks.

Rick must swim, crawl and squeeze through treacherously tight submerged tunnels hunting for them.

But that is not the impossible part.

Because if by some miracle they're alive then somehow he must bring the boys back out again . . .

He doesn't know it yet but all his life he's been training for this very moment . . .


'The riveting, behind-the-scenes story. Captivating' SUNDAY POST

'A definitive view of the rescue. You probably won't read a better-written book about diving this year. I just had to get to the end' DIVER MAGAZINE

'Diver Rick Stanton relives the rescue of the century' SUNDAY TIMES


'The Thai cave rescue was phenomenally dangerous, and the work of true heroes' iNews

'[The rescue] was fantastic, it really was . . .' HRH Prince William

'If it was me stuck anywhere, the one person I would want to come and rescue me is Rick Stanton' Alex Daw, Watch Commander, West Midlands Fire Service

'One of the great stories of our time' Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Oscar-winning co-director of Free Solo

'Rick Stanton is not the most domesticated of men' Sunday Telegraph

BiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesAmbulance & rescue servicesScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topographySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSwimming & diving Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/04/2022 ISBN-13: 9781405944106  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rick Stanton MBE GM has quietly spent forty years on his 'hobby' of exploring caves around the world, steadily building his unique skill set as he defied limits, pushed boundaries, and discovered parts of the earth that had never been seen before. In 2018, he found himself on the world's stage when he and John discovered the Wild Boars alive, trapped inside Thailand's flooded Tham Luang cave. Rick carefully planned and then successfully executed one of the most noteworthy rescue missions on record.

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