“Communications technology developed in Israel is being used by divers to help free 12 boys and their coach trapped for 11 days in a flooded Thai cave”

ISRAEL 21C
Rescuers turn to Israeli tech to help save trapped Thai boys
by Nicky Blackburn
July 4, 2018

Emergency mobile communications technology developed by Israeli company Maxtech Networks is being used by rescue teams working to save 12 teenagers and their 25-year-old coach who have been trapped for 11 days in a flooded cave in Thailand. The teenagers, a boys’ soccer team, went missing on June 23 after a soccer game when they visited a sprawling 10-kilometer-long cave system in the northern region of Chiang Rai, and became trapped by a flash flood. Initial rescue attempts were hampered not only by the rising waters, but by lack of communication between first responders, as existing communication systems couldn’t work in the complexity of the underground caves. READ MORE

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