Widow of Thai Cave Diver Describes Her Heartbreak

'We promised each other we would use the same breath'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2018 4:35 PM CDT
Widow of Thai Cave Rescue Diver Mourns Him Online
The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018.   (AP Photo)

The widow of the cave diver who died in the rescue operation to save 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave has been posting heartbreaking tributes to her late husband on her Instagram account. The Straits Times offers translations of some of Valeepoan Kunan's posts about Saman Gunan, 38, including one in which she says, "You'll always be with me… There's no one like you… If you're not with me, I don't want to go on breathing… because we promised each other we would use the same breath." Gunan will be cremated Saturday, Channel News Asia reports. (Read more Thailand stories.)

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