One Young Member of the “Wild Boar” Youth Football Team Who Was Rescued From Thai Cave Passes Away in the UK


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One of the 12 famous “Wild Boar” football team members who were rescued after getting stuck in Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave for 17 days in 2018 has passed away from an unknown cause while studying in the United Kingdom.

Duangphet “Dom” Promthep had been admitted to a hospital for 2-3 days after a fall, Thai media reported. The teenage footballer was put on a ventilator but suddenly passed away. He was reported to have suffered a head injury.

The report about Dom’s passing was posted on social media today, February 15th, by an official from the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non National Park, Kamon Khunngamkwamdee.

Dom, 18, was one of the 12 footballers who survived after getting trapped in the flooded Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai province in 2018. His Wild Boar team had received global recognition ever since, and the rescue operation was transformed into a rescue drama movie called “Thai Cave Rescue”.

Last August, the teen won a scholarship to attend the esteemed Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicester, courtesy of the Sports Education Foundation and the Zico Foundation.

His family was contacting the Foreign Affairs Ministry. More details would be announced later.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.