Thai Cave Rescue Survivor Dies in UK

Teenager Duangpetch Promthep was enrolled in the Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicestershire.
Thai Cave Rescue Survivor Dies in UK
By Carli Allan
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One of the 12 teenage boys rescued from a flooded Thai cave in 2018 has died in the UK. Duangpetch Promthep, was on a scholarship place at Brooke House College, a boarding and day school in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Duangpetch, believed to be 18 at the time of his death, was in the group of soccer players from the Wild Boars team who were trapped by rising tides in a cave in Thailand for two weeks. Their 18-day rescue operation captured worldwide attention, and their story has since spawned several films including Netflix’s Thirteen Lives.

Duangpetch enrolled at Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicester in September 2022 after winning a scholarship to study in the UK. Popular with international boarders – as well as rising football stars – Brooke House has a top football academy.

The teenager’s cause of death is unclear, but his death is not being treated as suspicious by police.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said:

"Shortly before 1pm on Sunday (12 February) police were called to a boarding school in Leicester Road, Market Harborough by the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The call concerned the welfare of a pupil.”

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