British diver who helped save Thailand football team rescued from US cave


A British diver who helped save a junior football team from a cave in Thailand has been rescued from a flooded tunnel in the US after more than a day underground.

Josh Bratchley failed to return to the surface with the rest of a party after they emerged from a cave in Jackson County, Tennessee, at around 3pm on Tuesday (9pm BST).

After several attempts to find him themselves, his fellow divers alerted emergency services at around 1am local time (7am BST) on Wednesday morning.

Expert divers were flown in from Arkansas and Florida and a rescue dive began at around 6pm on Wednesday evening (midnight BST).

Authorities said he was successfully rescued around an hour later.


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