It was revealed today that the boys tapped in a Thailand cave were heavily sedated and carried out of the cave on stretchers. Get the latest in our LIVE COVERAGE.

The Thai Navy SEALS released video today showing a sedated boy being carried through the cave on a stretcher during the rescue operation, and revealed that this was how the boys were evacuated from the cave. Previously it had been unclear whether the boys were sedated, with many media outlets suggesting the boys had been swimming and walking during the rescue rather than being carried out under sedation. In this live stream, host Steve Lookner will give you the latest updates on the Thai cave rescue, and he’ll also read your comments and question on the air.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. This is probably why you media were not told of their plan because of your childish attitude about the rescue, this was life or death…they chose life.

  2. Dr Richard Harris (the Aussie doctor with cave dive experience specifically requested by the British divers) is a professional ANAESTHETIST! and his dive partner alongside him Craig Challen, is a former veterinarian, so he'd know his ketamine too lol. I guess they were too worried about boys who couldn't swim panicking and killing not only themselves but rescuers. 100% success speaks for itself i guess! sadly, just hours after being the final rescue, he would learn that his father had passed away.

  3. Don’t be surprised. I mentioned on the day they were found that as unfortunate as it sounds, the kids will need sedation during the rescue operation. As the biggest fear in a rescue like this is panic. Panic kills.

  4. Fantastic coverage Steve! Your work on this Thai cave kid rescue was overall far and away better than any other coverage!!

  5. I am so glad they are out. Under what circumstances is unimportant. All I could think of were the Chilean miners and what they went through for a long, long time. Bless everyone who helped.

  6. I have been a diver for about 30 years… completing more than 800 dives including a small number is easy caves. If i had to dive the dark, dirty, restricted caves in the far reaches of this cave i would have had extreme anxiety and been at serious risk. i even have difficulty sleeping today as i reflect on the conditions these guys worked in. the UK divers leading the recovery dives are the best of the best… 30 years each diving in just such restricted nasty muddy holes… they have cultivated extraordinary calm and discipline. i am in awe of them.

  7. This was a masterful rescue plan that went beautifully. Lots of love for the boys is a good motivator.

  8. Sure, I suffer from anxiety…just sedate me but PLEASE get me out!!! – Whatever works best!

    Great job covering this Steve – Thanks much!

  9. I am sure you had to be have been sedated Steve. I realize you have a need to get a lot of viewers for your survivial

  10. They said they were given a mild sedative, or that's what the Australian doctor says. Personally, I feel that was the best way to get them out safely. Imagine those young men trying to get through that unset dated. They may not have made it. If it had been my kid, I would've preferred for them to do that. I'm just thankful they all made it out.

  11. I was sedated when my wisdom teeth were pulled and it was like a blink of an eye and then I was sitting in the car with my mom laughing at me.

  12. they were not heavily sedated. they were just given anti-anxiety drug to alleviate panic but they were conscious and they had to be for them to execute the proper breathing techniques.

  13. Exactly what I said they should do, in Steve's 'Thai Boys Rescue Operation LIVE UPDATE 7/2/18'. comments.
    Though it wasn't in an airtight pod, it was pod like though, round tube like shape, with 4 sides and bottom to avoid gouging against the rocks. NOT a flat stretcher, that cave pic showed it.
    Kept it all as narrow as possible. Bet the air tank for the kids was on the pod, not dangling all over the place as some diagrams showed. The diver at the back had clear view of air mask and kids face, which perhaps was illuminated with a light. Kid may have gone out feet first so kids face was closest to trailing diver.
    Knew they'd be sedated, so they didn't panic. It all worked a treat, though had all rescue divers been made to be in pairs at all times there may not have been any casualties.

  14. GREAT coverage – FANTASTIC channel. I subscribed. THANKS for all your hard work – is top notch.

  15. The Brits, aka “the A-Team”, were the ones who asked their friend, the Dr frm Australia to help out. Cave diving teams are a pretty small n tight knit groups. It was nice to see so many from around the world offer hands-on help n advice. What a way to celebrate your 16th birthday.. hope they get their fried chicken! Get Well!

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