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Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

2021-02-23

In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
In July, twenty eighteen, twelve youth soccer players, Andrew Coach, found themselves trapped six miles deep in a cave with no food or water. pleading oxygen, and then the rocky maize became almost completely submerged, as water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival, there was no light, no way to communicate and no hope Our only chance of making it out alive was in the hands of world class. Cave diver, Rick Stanton with the whole world watching Rick in his die partner. John, were immediately faced with the challenge of their lifetime, find the boys and the man alive. The first season of one reads: new original series, against the odds takes you into the incredible events of when and adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting for their lives and the brave heroes they gave him their only chance of survival. You're about to hear a preview of against the yacht, while your listing subscribed to against the odds on apple, podcast, Spotify or listen early.
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it's late afternoon on Monday July. Second, twenty eighteen enrich Stanton, assuming through a submerged Helsinki, is sixty seven years old and is tall lanky body moves through the water smoothly, the glow from his elegy headlamp, illuminating, jagged walls of a narrow rock tunnel in front of them under different circumstances. Rick might be enjoying himself right. Now is one of the best cave divers and the planet after all, and this tunnel is exactly the kind of underwater maize Rick loves to explore, but this isn't an adventure. It's a rescue mission. Nine days ago, a boy soccer team disappeared down here, recast to find them and get them out if her still alive, Rick, pauses and checks as levels is running low and needs at least a third of a tank to make it back to base. But he senses an area of the cave, perhaps not completely flooded just ahead. If they're going to find anyone alive down here, it will be in an airport just like that one. So we just just was dive partner. John VON Rick's been diving with John since the early days they met as members of their english cave, diving club and set a world record for deepest cave dive in England by day. John is ninety consulted but makes his own diving, but in his other life is a superstar and one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Greek motions with his flashlight and swims ahead, emerging from the inky water into a dark chamber when he reaches the centre left off
Mass. any inhales, John I reckon John have come across some pretty unusual odors nor adventures, but this smells like shit, like human waste Someone is here: Rick pulls out a flash. And scans around razor sharp selected, stripped down from the ceiling, hello, France is off. The cave, was nothing but then something glints in the beam of his roving flashlight, a pair of frightened? eyes staring back at him. I can't believe it there in the shadows, a few Jonathan shivering yet alive is a child below the chances and trembling voice, then one by one, more silhouettes,
from the dark, burglary rig looks back at John We found them, we found all of them for the past nine days. The whole world has been hoping and praying and holding their breath waiting to see. If he's missing boys could be safe, and now here they are, but before we can celebrate his hits him. Locating the wild Boar soccer team was only half the mission. Now we're going to have to figure out how to prosecute six miles long under water and get them all alive.
I'm wondering I might court, and this is against the odds. Human beings are incredibly resilience in the toughest moments we fight. We see go and we survive often against all odds, For the past ten years, I've travelled over seventy countries. I've wandered the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, cave dived into Yucatan Peninsula. In Mexico, I've summoned the highest mountain in Africa and beaten. Bugs along the way, but while others crazy things. Nothing. I face Compare to the stories that the survivors have gone through
for a first series reimbursing ourselves and the incredible story, Tom Lang, cave rescue. Imagine What would you do if you were trapped in total darkness six miles inside of flooded case? Would you be to survive. The isolation, slow drip of dread. That's a situation. Twelve young soccer players in their coach found themselves in the summer of twenty eighteen when the boys, when exploring a system of caves after practice. One day their story made headlines around the world and brought skilled divers from across the globe who risk their lives to execute a daring rescue heralded. One of the most successful in history, what most people don't realize is what it took over them. or episodes. I'm going to tell you when you leave team of cave rescue, divers military specialists in countless regular people achieve the impossible. This is episode, one lost
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