Statement by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies on the Successful Rescue Operation in Chiang Rai

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Thai authorities and their international partners on the inspirational rescue of the 12 brave young men and their coach trapped since June 23rd by rapidly rising water deep in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai Province.  Thais everywhere, their hearts filled with hope and joined by multitudes around the world, willed this singular success.  The U.S. Government and U.S. private sector proudly supported the Thai-led multinational operation.  Service members from the Indo-Pacific Command, officers and staff of the U.S. Mission to Thailand, and representatives of U.S. companies joined hands with their Thai and international partners to help achieve this terrific outcome. We will always remember the heroism and sacrifice of former Navy Seal Saman Kuman.