“No one was injured in the ensuing chaos, but the dramatic culmination of the successful effort to save the boys … underscores how close to disaster the rescue came.” NPR: Pump Fails At Thai Cave Hours After Soccer Boys Rescued.

+ “Three of the trapped soccer players, as well as their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, are stateless ethnic minorities, accustomed to slipping across the border to Myanmar one day and returning for a soccer game in Thailand the next.” NYT: Stateless and Poor, Some Boys in Thai Cave Had Already Beaten Long Odds.

+ “Harry is a quiet and kind man who did not think twice about offering his support on this mission.” BBC: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys.