A member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave spoke about the ordeal on a trip to New York.

Ekkapol Chantawong, coach of the Wild Boars soccer team, bows as he is introduced at an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The coach and a member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave appeared at an event in New York as they begin a short U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

During an event at the Asia Society on Tuesday, 14 -year-old Adul Sam-on (ah-DUHL’ sam-OHN) recalled the moment two British divers made it through a flooded tunnel to reach the group.

Ekkapol Chantawong, left, and Adul Sam-on, 14, participate in an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The coach and a member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave appeared at an event in New York as they begin a short U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

He knows limited English, but was able to call out “thirteen” when a diver asked how many people were trapped.

Ekkapol Chantawong, left, and Adul Sam-on, 14, participate in an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The coach and a member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave appeared at an event in New York as they begin a short U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Tom Nagorski of the Asia Society, second from right, hosts a discussion with Wild Boars coach Ekkapol Chantawong, left, Adul Sam-on, 14, second from left, and Narongsak Osatanakorn, Governor of Chiang Rai province, during in an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The coach and a member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave appeared at the event in New York as they begin a short U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sam-on’s teammates are in Buenos Aires, where they played a match against an Argentinian youth soccer team and participated in the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games.

Narongsak Osatanakorn, Governor of Chiang Rai province, right, talks while Tom Nagorski of the Asia Society listens during an event in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The coach and a member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave appeared at an event in New York as they begin a short U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A dozen boys from the team were trapped with their coach in the flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks before they were rescued.

Source: The Associated Press

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