RADWIN Donates Equipment for Thai Football Boys, Coach Rescue
Thursday, July 05, 2018 | Comments

RADWIN donated its wireless broadband equipment to assist in the rescue mission of 12 boys and their football coach who are trapped in a cave complex in northern Thailand. The 12 boys and their coach went missing 23 June after being trapped in a flooded cave in the Chiang Rai province in Thailand. Search teams and divers found the boys 2 July, and rescue operations are underway to extract them from the caves.

When the rescue operations were announced, a team from RADWIN's local office arrived to the area and deployed the company's wireless broadband communications equipment in a few hours. RADWIN's equipment facilitated the establishment of a wireless network infrastructure at the scene where rescue efforts are taking place, enabling the coordination of rescue operations by the various forces in the area, including Thai Navy SEAL Special Forces and rescuers from all over the world, as well as news teams covering unfolding developments 24/7.

"We found them, and they are safe, but the operation is not over yet," Narongsak Osatanakorn, Chiang Rai governor, said 2 July, noting that their health condition is unclear. "We will take care of them until they can move. We will bring them food and a doctor who can dive."

"At RADWIN we place great value on contributing our wireless equipment and providing onsite support to help establish critical communications and assist in rescue efforts,” said Ofer Nagar, RADWIN's general manager, North Asia. “We've done this in disaster struck areas such as Haiti and Philippines in the aftermath of hurricanes and monsoons and now in Thailand. We pray for the safe return of these boys and their coach to their homes."

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