Cave diving doctor named South Australian of the year

Photo: AAP/Sean Davey

Cave diving hero and Adelaide anaesthetist Richard “Harry” Harris has been named the South Australian of the Year for 2019.

Harris shot to international fame in July when he played a key role in the rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from the flooded Chiang Rai cave in Thailand.

Using his medical skills and 30 years of cave diving experience, he was crucial to the successful operation that captured worldwide attention.

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