Thailand cave rescue

Thai cave rescue: Two divers return to where boys were saved
Richard Harris and Craig Challen were two of the divers who came to the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team in Thailand.
Josh Bratchley was rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in the US for 28 hours.
Josh Bratchley was rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in the US for 28 hours.

Thai rescue cave diver scoops medal

A cave diver from North Somerset has been awarded the George medal for bravery, for his part in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

John Volanthen from Long Ashton was one of more than 1,000 people involved in the rescue that gripped the world in July last year.

He has been awarded the George medal, the second highest civilian honour after the George Cross, at Buckingham Palace.