Thai cave rescue documentary to air on Discovery Channel this week

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In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The local governor in charge of the mission to rescue them said […]

The first documentary feature chronicling the rescue of Thailand’s Wild Boar soccer team will air on the Discovery Channel in just a few days.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “Operation Thai Cave Rescue” will air Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. local time on Discovery Channel. 

The hourlong special will air again on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. local time on Science Channel. 

The documentary will focus on the scientific and tech innovations used in the rescue, as well as interviews with medical and mental health experts, cave diving instructions and rescue experts. 

The film will also examine the rescue operation, including the geology of the cave and how the team survived for nearly two weeks without food. 

ITN Productions is producing the documentary discovery channel, with Jon Bardin and Andrew O’Connel of Discovery serving as executive producers with ITN’s Ian Russell.

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