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Former Thai Navy SEAL dies during rescue effort of boys trapped in cave

A former Thai Navy SEAL died early Friday morning while helping with the rescue effort of 12 soccer players and their coach from a cave in Thailand.

The man, identified as Samarn Kunan, 38, ran out of oxygen while diving; a volunteer, he had been placing air tanks in the cave to prepare for a potential rescue mission, The Guardian reports. The children and their coach have been in the cave for more than a week, and Thai officials are discussing rescue options, including having experienced divers go down and guide everyone out.