#714: Saving lives with cave diver & anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris

Richard "Harry" Harris, SC, OAM, is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue.

He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.


In June and July 2018, a widely publicized cave rescue saved the lives of members of a junior football team who were trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

Twelve members of the team, aged eleven to sixteen, and their 25-year-old assistant coach entered the cave on 23 June after football practice. Shortly afterwards, heavy rains partially flooded the cave, blocking their way out.


In this show Harry talks us through the rescue that he had such a crucial role in from the moment his phone rang to the end of the rescue effort.
It's epic!!


Connect with Harry:

Real Risk podcast https://realriskpodcast.com/

Australians of the year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMZcmH2EvDA

https://www.instagram.com/richardharrisdiver/?hl=en

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