Hero's Welcome As Irish-Ba...

News

Hero's Welcome As Irish-Based Diver Returns From Thai Cave Rescue

Share this article


Irish-based diver Jim Warny is back on Irish soil after taking part in the dramatic cave rescue in Northern Thailand. 

The Belgian received a hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport in County Clare after touching down in the past hour.

Mr Warny hit world headlines for his part in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a flooded cave complex in Thailand for over two weeks.

Speaking the arrivals hall of Shannon Airport, Mr Warny said he was very fortunate to have been able to take part, but insisted that the boys were the true heroes of the story.

“Cave diving and caving is something I do on a weekly basis,” he said.

“It is a highly dangerous activity – that is why we train.

“We are at it for so many years that we are able to manage the risk.”

Jim Warny is greeted by his fiancee Asia Mania as he arrives into Shannon Airport, 13-07-018. Image: Arthur Ellis Photography

The Mayor of Ennis, Claire Colleran Molloy was one of those gathered at Shannon Airport waiting for Mr Warny to touch down.

“He is the father of a young lad himself,” she said “And you know he still had no issue with volunteering to go an assist in the rescue of 12 young boys and a coach.”


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-7 AM

Share

Up next

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

7 AM-8 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

8 AM-11 AM

Share

The Phil Cawley Show

The Phil Cawley Show

11 AM-2 PM

Share

Premier League Live

Premier League Live

2 PM-6 PM

Share

Block Rockin' Beats

Block Rockin' Beats

6 PM-9 PM

Share

The Beat Goes on with Kelly-An...

The Beat Goes on with Kelly-Anne Byrne

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

1 AM-7 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on