Media Get First Real Look Inside 'Cavernous' Thai Cave
Hours after the extraordinary mission which ended with the safe rescue of all 12 boys and their coach deep in the Tham Luang cave, the media were given their first real look inside.
Eight of the boys were rescued by a team of Thai and international divers on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, the final four boys and their coach were guided out of the cave.
Channel Seven journalist Chris Reason tweeted a video from inside the cave where the group were trapped for more than two weeks.
“Well, this is it,” he began.
“The first thing you notice is how big it is, it is cavernous,” was how Reason described the mouth of the cave which then tapered down to where the 4-kilometre stretch of tunnel which eventually led to ‘cavern #9’, where the boys and their coach were stranded.
Well here it is... we’ve visited the Tham Luang cave where the boys and their coach were trapped for 17 days pic.twitter.com/VuMBoNrjU2— Chris Reason (@ChrisReason7) July 11, 2018
Reason was clearly taken by the sheer size of the cave.
“It’s extraordinary in terms of its cave structure,” he remarked.
“Its size is surprising, I didn’t think it would open up like this.”
Reason said the cave was still a “hive of activity” with soldiers and police still very present, as well as other journos busily filing TV stories.
Also present were all the pipes and cables which helped pump air in and water out as part of the rescue effort.
He signed off in true journo style…
“Extraordinary place, a scene of some world history.”