Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has welcomed British divers to Downing Street who were involved in the rescue of Thai boys who got trapped in caves. May hosted a reception at Downing Street for the divers which was also attended by Pisanu Suvanajata, the Thai Ambassador.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:
“It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Downing Street today. This was an amazing rescue mission. On hearing about the boys who were trapped most people would have just stood by but you chose to go out there and do something about it.
The eyes of the world were on you and I think I can speak for everyone when I say a huge thank you. John [Volanthen] you have said that you’re not heroes…well to most of us you are. Sadly we know that a Thai diver, Saman Kunan, died during this mission. He lost his life saving the lives of others – a danger you also faced.
The Thai PM has written to me to say thank you for the fantastic job you did and I know that everyone in this country would agree. We are all very proud of you”.