Adelaide anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris SC OAM was enjoying a holiday in Thailand in June last year when he heard the news that the boys’ ‘Wild Boars’ football team was trapped deep in the Tham Luang cave.
He immediately abandoned his holiday and rushed to assist. He entered the cave to assess the boys’ health and stayed with them for three days, earning worldwide praise for his courage and self-sacrifice.
Dr Harris, who is internationally renowned for his cave rescue expertise, was specifically identified by British divers and requested by the highest levels of the Thai government to join the rescue. He calmed and comforted the children, prioritised their order of evacuation according to health status and was one of the last people out of the cave.
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