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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:54 PM

Dr. Richard Harris a brilliant ray of hope from Australia giving hope on a dark day

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On a day where Donald Trump is aggressively dismantling Western Civilizations cooperative economic and security cooperation, the greatest coalition in human history, to give rise to the cult of personality that the coalition defeated a ray of heroic self sacrifice brightens the day and decimates the clouds of the tyrant.

Dr. Richard Harris is Australian and he just came out of a cave where he spent the last 5 days.

There were heroics and sacrifices by many, and none greater than Saman Kunont, who is pictured below

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https://www.scmp.com/sport/outdoor/trail-running/article/2154743/thai-cave-diver-who-died-helping-footballers-receives

but the single individual that had the greatest impact on the success was the Australian doctor that went in early and stayed the entire time with the boys.



https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/asia/thai-cave-rescue-aftermath-intl/index.html

One of the men most responsible for the success of the rescue is Australian anaesthetist and underwater cave explorer Richard Harris, who was part of the 20-strong Australian rescue contingent.

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Described in a South Australia Ambulance Service statement as a "quiet and kind man" who "didn't think twice about offering his support on this mission" Harry, as he is known, was lauded for his work in throughout the rescue period.



Dr. Harris provided the key medical advice that would allow the 13 to strengthen while awaiting a rescue. He was able to give triage advice so the most vulnerable would exit first. He arrived early and was the last one to leave.

When he exited the cave he received tragic news: his father had passed away while he was in the cave



At the final press conference for the rescue mission Wednesday, mission commander Narongsak Osotthanakorn paid tribute to Harris. "On behalf of the operation unit, we want to send our condolences to him and I do have to thank him a lot," he said. "Without him, in this operation, I don't think we could have succeeded."



Australians across their continent are calling for Dr. Harris to be named "Australian of the Year" but Dr. Harris deflects and says that the kids, coach and Thai seals are the heroes.





Adelaide anaesthetist and underwater cave explorer Richard Harris has said he’s no hero and the true thanks should go to the Thai Navy SEALs and the kids themselves.

But the SEALs beg to differ and have taken to Facebook to thank Dr Harris personally and Australia as a whole for their help in the rescue effort.

It’s been said that Dr Harris — known as Harry — was the last person to leave the Tham Luang caves after the Wild Boars soccer team was rescued.

Speaking on Wednesday via Skype to Malcolm Turnbull, Dr Harris brushed off the Prime Minister’s praise.

“The big heroes in this are the children and the Thai Navy SEALs who were looking after them,” he said.

“They are the toughest blokes and kids I have ever had the privilege to meet and without them being in the state they were in, we couldn’t have done anything; that's where the credit lies.”



From the Thai perspective they will be cheering the kids and the coach until they lose their voice but Narongsak Osotthanakorn mission commander and Dr. Harris have the greatest respect for their leadership. Elon Musk has also gotten big credit for designing and producing an individual submerged pod at his rocket factory in 18 hours and then personally taking it to Mae Sai, in 18 hours. The fact that it ultimately wasn't used doesn't undermine the high respect they have for him.



https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/calls-for-aussie-cave-diver-to-be-given-australian-of-the-year-award/news-story/6199eef6b71d11d9f07e980db9d211cd


The PM concluded the call by thanking Dr Harris and the other Australians on the ground in Thailand which included police officers and Defence personnel.

“You’re an inspiration to Australia, you did Australia proud,” he said.

Mr Turnbull also acknowledged the desperately sad news Dr Harris had to face just hours after the team were rescued — the death of his father overnight.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday the Thai Navy SEALs also mentioned the tragedy.

“Our condolences to Dr Richard Harris. We wish you the best for this very tough time.” the post said.

“We never thank you enough for what you’ve done for the kids, their families and Thailand. Thank you, Richard and thank you, Australia.”


The PM concluded the call by thanking Dr Harris and the other Australians on the ground in Thailand which included police officers and Defence personnel.

“You’re an inspiration to Australia, you did Australia proud,” he said.

Mr Turnbull also acknowledged the desperately sad news Dr Harris had to face just hours after the team were rescued — the death of his father overnight.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday the Thai Navy SEALs also mentioned the tragedy.

“Our condolences to Dr Richard Harris. We wish you the best for this very tough time.” the post said.

“We never thank you enough for what you’ve done for the kids, their families and Thailand. Thank you, Richard and thank you, Australia.”




Very good bio on Dr. Harris here

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/australian-cave-diving-expert-dr-richard-harris-incredible-story/news-story/5608e67b1907f6dfe5453f15576c13be

Good story about the other divers here

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44761821

You are a ray of sunshine on a dark day Dr. Harris. Your father was fortunate to have such a great son and I am sure his last days were filled with pride over your many heroic actions as a Doctor who is also an expert scuba diver.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:44 PM

1. A real hero...many heroes have emerged in the last two weeks.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:46 PM

2. great guy!

and he didn't ask what kind of insurance they had.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:13 PM

3. Is news. Thanks for passing this along. One of the most important stories from the cave rescue. . nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:20 PM

4. Bravo, Dr. Harris!

Your father helped raise a true hero.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:25 PM

5. Sunshine on a day of dismal,

embarrassing, ignorant behaviour by the man who wants to join putin, erdogan and hitler as dictators for life. Vampires who suck the life blood and treasure from the nations they should serve need to have a stake driven and be buried in the rubbish they have created.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:26 PM

6. His humility is inspiring.

As we watch our own narcissistic egomaniac pretending to be a "leader", this doctor's heroic acts combined with his humble deflection of praise is inspirational.

Unlike Mr. "We're the elites," it doesn't matter what kind of apartment he lives in or how much money he has. Dr. Harris is the kind of person I aspire to be, the kind of person I hope my children aspire to be.

Here's to you, Dr. Harris! And here's to those like you who may never get their names in the paper, but who go about their lives attempting to quietly make the world a better place for everyone.

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Response to kag (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:08 PM

14. You won't catch Dr. Harris shoving his way to the front of the line and arrogantly preening

for the cameras.

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Response to kag (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:12 PM

16. Such a contrast, isn't it?

You look at people like all these rescuers and are just in awe of their selflessness, humility, bravery and devoted service to humanity. And then you look at a miserable example of a human being like Trump who doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with them. A person who does not possess ONE redeeming quality. I hope there is some justice in this world because I don't believe in another one.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:26 PM

7. But...but...he's brown!!! And don't his ancestors come from a sh*thole country?

How can this be?

All sarcasm aside, what a hero. And how fortuitous...an anesthetist AND an underwater cave explorer AND a selfless hero. How often do those things comes together in one person?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:48 PM

9. I apologize


When I drafted it the picture (of Saman the Thai diver that died) lined up perfectly but when published there is a space.

There are lots of pictures of Dr. Harris in the links but none that I could directly link to.

Dr. Harris is an exceptional intelligent and compassionate guy who happens to be white.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:56 PM

11. Ohhhhh. Well, my sarcasm holds for the Thai diver who died, then, who was a hero.

They're all heroes.

So sad the Thai diver died. Horrible.

What an operation this was! Very clever! Carrying very precious cargo out from there wasn't easy. Very dangerous.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:27 PM

8. This should have 500 recs

Thank you!

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:57 PM

12. Agreed

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:08 PM

19. Thank you, yours counts for 499

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Response to grantcart (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:18 AM

21. Kick

Seriously we need more Richard Harris' on this planet.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:56 PM

10. Wow

So many details you don't even consider. I am in awe of every aspect of this amazing .... don't even know what to call it. Incident, situation, ... Nothing seems adequate.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:58 PM

13. Photos of Dr. Harris:





Thank you, grantcart

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:51 AM

20. Thank you, my linking mojo evaporated

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:09 PM

15. Dr. Harris

You gave your father a lot to be proud of.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:14 PM

17. A true hero. Thanks for posting.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:40 AM

22. Thank you

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:34 PM

18. Amen. Safe passage dear hero.

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