9 Jul 2018

Thai cave rescue: Panic the biggest danger - NZ doctor

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 9 July 2018

The world continues to wait for divers and rescuers to get the remaining boys and their football coach out of a cave in Thailand. Four boys have been taken out of a cave Northern Thailand after almost 12 nights spent inside the cave. The operation has now been suspended as rescue workers prepare for the next stage and replenish oxygen levels. Half a world away, there's a New Zealand connection to this story. Professor Simon Mitchell, anaesthesiologist at Auckland City Hospital and diving expert says the main concern will be keeping the boys calm. He talks to Gyles Beckford.