According to reports, Duangphet “Dom” Promthep (18), one of the 12 players from the Wild Boar football team who were freed from Tham Luang Cave in 2018 after becoming trapped inside, passed away on Tuesday.
Duangphet moved to Chiang Mai to study athletics after being extricated from the cave, and he eventually won a scholarship to study in England.
Duangphet lost consciousness in his dorm room on Sunday, according to Kiatisuk, who is currently in Vietnam serving as the football team’s coach for Hoang Anh Gia Lai. He continued by saying that an instructor at the hostel helped him get a hospital stay.
The Royal Thai Embassy in the UK was informed by hospital professionals on Tuesday that Duangphet’s breathing had stopped and that his body was not responding to treatment “said Kiatisuk.
He claimed that although Duangphet’s parents had been informed by the embassy, they were still awaiting the reason of death.
Duangphet underwent a physical examination prior to leaving to pursue his studies abroad, and Kiatisuk was able to attest to his good health. Kiatisuk promised to make every effort to return Duangphet’s body to Thailand.
“Due to his desire to attend a university there, Duangphet traveled to England in September of last year.
On Thursday, Kiatisuk wrote a tribute to Duangphet on his Instagram page, describing him as a good student who was also courteous and considerate.
Duangphet had cultivated an ambition to play professional football and aspired to join Thailand’s national squad, the speaker continued.
In June 2018, 12 football players from the Wild Boars squad and their coach were trapped in the Chiang Rai cave system by rising water, and the world watched in awe for 17 days as a complex international rescue operation was carried out to free them.
Visitors approach the complex through the 200-meter-deep Chamber 1, which served as the command post for a rescue effort directed by Thai Navy Seals and Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn. On July 9, Duangphet was a member of the second group of boys taken from the cave.
Since then, The Wild Boars have gained notoriety after being portrayed in a number of movies and documentaries about their tribulation.