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These divers had a pretty chill life in Thailand. Then came the cave rescue mission.

July 17 - The Washington Post


CHIANG RAI, Thailand — Longtime dive school partners Mikko Paasi and Ivan Karadzic were on different continents when they got the calls for help.


Paasi, 43, rushed to this northern Thai city from Malta on July 2, his eighth wedding anniversary, to meet up with Karadzic, who had cut short a vacation cave-diving near the Thai province of Krabi, and one of their close friends, Erik Brown, a Canadian diver.


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Nang Yuan Island, a diving destination off Koh Tao, Thailand (John W. Banagan/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images)