- Ron Howard’s latest film “Thirteen Lives” is based on the real-life rescue mission of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, on June 23, 2018.
- Howard’s film reveals the never-before-reported truth behind how the divers were able to extract the boys from the miles- and hours-long dive through the cave’s narrow passages.
- “Thirteen Lives” will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video this Friday.
Ron Howard’s latest film “Thirteen Lives” reveals the truth behind the international cave rescue of a trapped Thai soccer team in 2018.
“Thirteen Lives” is based on the real-life rescue mission of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, due to an unexpected rainstorm on June 23, 2018.
New details of the harrowing cave rescue of the now-famous Thai soccer team and their coach last year have emerged in a new book, revealing the use of drugs and handcuffs to swim the boys to safety.
“The Cave,” written by ABC Australia Southeast Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane, details the more specific measures that rescuers took to save the 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team during an exhausting 3-day rescue, notably the use of ketamine to sedate the boys before the rescue journey and handcuffs to prevent them from removing their masks in a panic, according to The New York Post.