"Firsthand Experience with the Thai Soccer Team Cave Rescue"
Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM upstairs
The Press Box
932 2 Ave (between 49th & 50th)
On June 23rd, 2018, twelve members of a Thai youth soccer team (aged 11 to 16) and their coach were trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Nom cave, when heavy rain flooded the entrance. Bruce Konefe was one of the first of a number of international cave diving experts who helped organize this amazing rescue, working with the Thai Navy Seals and coordinating logistics for this extremely complex and dangerous operation.
Bruce is a former US Marine, and now serves as the instructor trainer director for ANDI. He has been a pioneer in the field of deep technical diving, in both caves and in the ocean. He has worked with archeological teams exploring ancient wrecks, he has been on the support team for world depth record attempts, and he is the author of numerous training manuals. We are very lucky to have him as our speaker this month!