Finnish cave rescuer receives Thailand’s highest honour

Finnish diver, Mikko Paasi who took part in the cave rescue of a football team, has been honored with Thailand’s highest honour, the Knight of the Grand Cross of the Most Admirable Order.

Photo: The embassy of Finland in Bangkok

During a ceremony for those involved in the cave rescue of the football team Wild Boars, Finnish diver Mikko Paasi rescived the Knight of the Grand Cross of the Most Admirable Order.

The order is Thailand’s highest honour and besides Mikko Paasi, 112 other foreigners as well as 74 Thais involved in the rescue effort also received the award.

Afterwards, Mikko Paasi joined the rescued football players, their coach and other international divers in a gala ceremony and government dignitaries that took place in Bangkok’s Government House on 6 September.

After the ceremony, Mikko Passi also visited the Finnish embassy in Bangkok.

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