football news_baji999 cricket_Captain of football team rescued from Thai cave in 2018 dies in UK.
“The college is liaising with statutory authorities and the Royal Thai embassy in London, and dedicating all resources to assist our student body, as they as young people process Dom’s passing. Beyond that, we are unable to comment further at this time and would ask for privacy and compassion as we continue to support the students in our care at this time, drawing on the kindness and assistance of the Market Harborough community.”
The cause of Duangpetch’s death has not been confirmed, but the BBC reported that Leicestershire police had said the death was not suspicious.
Before moving to the UK, Duangpetch had written on social media: “Today, my dream has come true because I will become a football student in England.”
Duangpetch was captain of the Wild Boars, the football team that became trapped in Tham Luang cave complex in the Doi Nang Non mountain range in 2018. A 17-day international operation to free the boys captivated the world.
Duangpetch’s teammates were among those who left tributes on social media. “You told me to wait and see when you get the national team’s call-up when we last met before you travelled to England. I was teasing that I need to get your autograph when you get back. Sleep well, my friend,” wrote Prachak Sutham, who was rescued with Duangpetch. Their team had been through a lot together, he said, “both joy and suffering”.