Australian anaesthetist and cave diver Richard “Harry” Harris, SC, OAM, was instrumental throughout the success of the Tham Luang cave rescue. As a outcomes of that rescue, he and Craig Challen shared the 2019 Australian of the Year award.
In June 2018, as Harris and dive affiliate Craig Challen had been about to depart on a cave diving journey to the Nullarbor Plain, the Thai authorities requested them to help with the rescue efforts for twelve Thai youngsters and their soccer coach who had been trapped throughout the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system on the advice of British cave diving consultants.
It has been acknowledged that Harris’ efforts had been important to the success of the rescue.
He evaluated the properly being of each trapped boy, and on his recommendation, the rescuers modified their distinctive plan to free the strongest lads first after which the weakest.
Where is Thai Cave Rescue diver Richard Harris now?
Harry Harris and his partner Fiona reside in Goodwood, South Australia.