- Tom Waller
- Katrina Grose
- Don Linder
- Tom Waller
- Production Companies
- De Warrenne Pictures
- Salty Pictures
Based on the true nail-biting mission that captivated the world. An international team of elite divers is mobilized to rescue a boys soccer team trapped in a cave by rising floodwaters.
When a youth football team of 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach is trapped deep inside a cave in Northern Thailand, thousands of volunteers and soldiers from around the world unite in a race against time to find them. Once the boys are found alive ten days later, the only way out is an impossible five-hour dive-swim that only expert cave divers could survive. In Ireland, airplane factory electrician and recreational cave diver Jim Warny gets the call: "How soon can you be here?"; Arriving in Thailand, Jim steps off the plane and into the cave - a knife-edge three-day mission is underway. Based on true events, CAVE RESCUE tells the thrilling story of the largest international rescue mission of modern times, from the unique perspective of the men and women facing life-and-death decisions and displaying selfless determination and sacrifice, culminating in a triumphant outcome against all the odds.
Belgian-Irish cave diving hobbyist Jim Warny finds himself thrust into the middle of one of the most risky and complex rescue operations in modern history. Called upon by the British Cave Rescue Council, Warny acts as a support diver for the three-day extraction of 12 boys and their coach who had been stuck in a flooded cave passage in northern Thailand for over two weeks. Here, he finds himself in the spotlight due to last minute changes in the line up. Together with several other civilian volunteers who took part in this mission, Warny portrays himself in this gripping, non-fiction drama that shows how the Thai Navy Seals, the US military, and several uniquely trained cave diving experts performed an extraction that will prove tragic for some and miraculous for others.
What's it like to be trapped in a cave for 18 days? How does it feel to be part of one of the biggest rescue missions in history? When rising floodwaters trap a boys soccer team in a cave system in Thailand, an Irish cave diver (Jim Warny, as himself) joins the massive effort to save them. Shot at the original locations - and featuring real heroes involved in the rescue - this incredible saga based on true events is as close as you can get to experiencing for yourself the intensity of this inspiring adventure.