couldn't have done anything.". Dr Griggs said it was likely Dr Harris would be a reluctant hero over his role in the successful rescues. Authorities debate best way to escape Thai mothers see footage of their trapped sons Topics: disasters-and-accidents, human-interest. "He will be coming home soon and taking some well-earned time off to be with his family. Asmf latest news, the Australian Security Medals Foundation is very excited to announce they will be holding the 2018 Annual Awards Dinner on September 14th in sydney. Holiday turned into mercy mission, dr Harris was meant to be on holiday but instead found himself putting his own life at risk to venture into the. The children and their coach remain in quarantine along with the Thai Navy seals involved in their rescue. "He has asked that the family's privacy is respected at this time.". "Dr Harris's efforts here are nothing short of absolutely exceptional and beyond and above the call of duty, but that's typical of many of the doctors that make up the medical profession in Australia he said. The AMA tweeted that Dr Harris was "an amazing doctor and human being". Photo: Dr Harris also praised the Thai Navy seal divers who looked after the boys in the cave.
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Harris decided what order the trapped boys should leave the cave. The Australian team in Thailand also included Dr Harris's West Australian dive partner, six Australian Federal Police divers, a Navy clearance diver and members of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Crisis Rescue Team. The Awards Dinner will be held. Photo: Adelaide doctor and diving expert Richard Harris. He was part of a team of 20 Australians involved in the Thai-led rescue effort, and has been described as an integral part of the rescue. External Link: Facebook post: Thai Navy seal pay tribute to Richard Harris father "This is clearly a time of grief for the Harris family, magnified by the physical and emotional demands of being part of this week's highly complex and ultimately successful rescue operation. "I think that the children who went through this ordeal in the cave were heroes in their own right, and the Thai seals themselves went above and beyond I would class them as heroes Major Alex Rubin from the Australian Defence Force said. Medical workers will continue to look for signs of infections in the team members over the next fortnight, although initial lab results have cleared them. Dr Harris has declined to speak to the media, but his boss Dr Andrew Pearce said Dr Harris was grieving for his father, who died shortly after the end of the mission.