Rising Water

rising water

Marc Aronson. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach became trapped in a cave complex in Thailand. A sudden downpour flooded the tunnels, leaving the group with no way out. After eight days of searching and three days of rescue diving, the team and coach

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The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.

Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place. Rising Water highlights the creative thinking and technology that made a successful mission possible by examining the physical, environmental, and psychological factors surrounding the rescue. From the brave Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while placing oxygen tanks along the passageways of the cave, to the British divers that ultimately swam the boys to safety, to the bravery of the boys and their coach, this is the breathtaking rescue that captivated the entire world.---from the publisher

160  pages                                978-1534444133                       Ages 10-14

Keywords:  caves, flood, danger, disaster, survival, rescue, teamwork, courage, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, narrative nonfiction

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