Jewell talked to both men on Monday night, after they exited the cave .
“Rick and John installed a guideline — a line that can then are later followed by the Thai Navy SEALs, ” Jewell said in a Skype interview with CNN from Manchester, England.
The humen left behind a couple of illuminates and some food before heading back, Jewell said.
“Rick and John have now stepped back from operational diving whilst the Thai Navy SEALs continue to conduct work in the cave, constructing multiple trips to the sons to drop off furnishes and look after them whilst they scheme the extraction, ” he said .
‘Few cave divers in the world have( their) skills’
Both men have been honored for their previous rescue work.
In October 2010, the volunteers were called to France, where they tried to find a diver who didn’t re-emerge after investigating a submerged cave more than a kilometer long .
Any exploration was difficult, requiring specialized equipment and “lengthy, planned decompression stops, ” an account from the UK’s Royal Humane Society
The missing man had been the only person to ever explore the chamber beyond 700 meters, and he was trying to go beyond that when he disappeared.
“Few cave divers in the world have the skills and equipment to follow this man, and the nearest were Richard and John, ” the society’s account told .
After multiple dives, Volanthen and Stanton found a way past a blockage and discovered the diver’s body.
Princess Alexandra awarded them a Royal Humane Society medal at Buckingham Palace for the rescue endeavor in 2012.
Stanton also helped with a rescue of 13 British cavers in Mexico in 2004, the BBC reported
. The firefighter was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire at the end of 2012
for services to local government .
‘A gnarly dive’
Their skills were on display Monday. One of the divers described their work in an email to a BCRC official.
“The description in his email was it was a bit of a gnarly dive, which means there were complications and problems, ” told Bill Whitehouse, the council’s vice chairman. “Quite a strong flow, current, so they’re having to swim against the current and pull themselves along the walls. The visibility in the water wouldn’t have been very good.”
Volanthen’s mother, Jill Volanthen, told the BBC she had “absolute pride” in her son’s run, and she felt “absolute relief” for the children.
“But I don’t think it’s all over yet. Let them get them out first, ” she told of the trapped team .
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