The Rescue Showcases Underground, Underwater Heroes

The Rescue Showcases Underground, Underwater Heroes

Open water swimming is seen as a sport performed in lakes, seas, rivers and ocean. But cave divers know that the most treacherous type of open water swimming can happen underground.

The Rescue is a new National Geographic Documentary Film directed by wife-and-husband team of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. The film is centered on the improbable against-all-odds story about the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Academy Award®-winning directors and producers Vasarhelyi and Chin use never-before-seen imagery and exclusive interviews with the individuals involved about the do-or-die mission. The film highlights the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and details the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to dive the boys to safety.

Without a doubt, The Rescue is the story of one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times that was covered widely by the global media where the outcome was never guaranteed. The film showcases the high-risk world of cave diving and the unparalleled courage and talents of the rescuers.

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Still from the National Geographic Documentary Film The Rescue
Still from the National Geographic Documentary Film The Rescue

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