© Reuters. Rescue staff are seen at Phra Sai Ngam cave throughout an operation to avoid wasting a trapped Thai monk
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai rescue staff mentioned on Wednesday that they had freed a Buddhist monk trapped inside a flooded collapse Thailand’s Phitsanulok province, after he went inside days in the past to meditate.
The monk, recognized by a neighborhood rescue unit as 46-year-old Phra Ajarn Manas, was on a pilgrimage from one other province and had gone into the Phra Sai Ngam collapse Phitsanulok on Saturday.
An unseasonal rainstorm that struck on Sunday and continued by Tuesday flooded elements of the cave whereas he was inside, the native rescue unit mentioned on its Fb (NASDAQ:) web page.
The unit mentioned residents within the space advised them the monk was trapped contained in the cave on Tuesday afternoon. Rescue staff went in on the lookout for him however needed to name off their operation after about an hour attributable to rising water ranges.
Photos on the unit’s Fb web page confirmed the monk on Wednesday sitting contained in the cave surrounded by rescue staff and having his blood strain taken.
“At 11:30 a.m.(0230 GMT) we efficiently rescued Phra Manas out of the cave,” the unit mentioned in a publish.
One of many rescue staff confirmed in a cellphone name that the monk was out of the cave and getting first help.
Seventeen divers participated within the effort to seek out and free the monk.
Thailand made international headlines in 2018 with the high-profile rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave within the northern city of Chiang Rai.
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