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    Government 'delighted' with Australian doctor Richard Harris

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    Bishop: Government 'delighted' with Australian doctor Richard Harris
    The Foreign Minister has singled out Australian doctor and cave diver Richard Harris, who was an "integral part" of the Tham Luang cave rescue mission.

    Speaking on Sunrise this morning, Julie Bishop said Dr Harris helped deliver the "remarkable outcome" of all 13 people being rescued safely.

    Diving expert and Adelaide anaesthetist Richard Harris was 'integral' to the rescue, Julie Bishop said.

    "Dr Harris is an extraordinary Australian and he has certainly made a big difference to the rescue effort here in Thailand," she said.

    "Iím hoping to speak to Thai foreign minister Don [Pramudwinai] later this morning, and Iím sure that he will confirm Dr Harris was identified by the British diving team and then requested to be involved at the highest levels of Thai government."

    Ms Bishop said Dr Harris is internationally renowned for his cave rescue expertise, and heads up a cave rescue operation.

    She said the South Australian anaesthetist is well known to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for his help on their medical assistance teams during natural disasters in the Pacific region and his time working at the Port Villa hospital in Vanuatu with the Australian Aid program.

    Ms Bishop said the government was "just delighted" with the work of Dr Harris and his dive parter Craig Challen, who is a vet from Perth.

    "Between them, and the rest of the Australian team, I believe we were an integral part to the overall rescue," she said.

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    Re: Government 'delighted' with Australian doctor Richard Harris

    Well I've always admired Richard. Well done. Same to Bruce Konefe and everyone else involved in this amazing feat.

    Its a testament to how awesome the technical diving community really is that you don't hear these guys beating their chests - they just did a job that very, very few humans could have done and by their actions saved those boys. Think of the generations of children born to these boys that owe their existence to men like Richard and Bruce and the Thai diving team.

    Just amazing.

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    Re: Government 'delighted' with Australian doctor Richard Harris

    Spot on.

    And other names you probably won't hear about:

    - USAF Major Charles Hodges, U.S. mission commander for the 353rd Special Operations Group

    - U.S. troops including airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group and the 31st Rescue Squadron

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