The Thai Captain of the Wild Boar soccer team, who was trapped in the Tham Luang cave disaster in 2018, has died

The captain of the Wild Boar junior soccer team has died in a UK boarding school. He had been awarded a scholarship and his dream was to become a professional player in Thailand.

Although the UK coroner will investigate the cause of death, the police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

17 year old Duangpetch was the captain of the junior Wild Boar soccer team which was trapped in the Tham Luang caves in northern Thailand for 18 days from 23 June 2018. All the boys were eventually rescued following efforts from both Thai and, especially, international rescue services.

Duangpetch had been awarded a 3 year scholarship to study at Brooke House College Football Academy in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England. The boarding school was set up in 2008 and takes pupils from all ethnic backgrounds. They currently have 150 boys aged between 11 and 19 in training. The fees are not cheap, the lowest start at £13,000, and competition for entry to the program is fierce.

Duangpetch was found unconscious on Wednesday 15 February and was rushed to hospital after attempts to revive him at the school failed. He was found to have a slow heartbeat. The Coroner will investigate and determine the cause of death but foul play is not suspected.

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