The young Thai soccer players rescued from a cave paid a tearful tribute on Sunday to the former Thai navy SEAL who died while taking part in their rescue mission.
Images released by the Thai Public Health Ministry showed the Wild Boars soccer team with their eyes closed and heads bowed as they observed a minute of silence for the volunteer rescue diver, who perished on July 6 when he ran out of his own air while placing air tanks throughout the Tham Luang cave.
The boys – ranging in age from 11 to 16 – expressed their condolences by penning thoughtful messages on a drawing of Lieutenant Commander Saman Kunan from the Chiang Rai hospital where they are recovering after their 18-day ordeal.
“They also thanked him and promised to be good boys.”
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