Thai Cave Boys Given Ketamine During Miraculous Rescue to Keep Them Calm

Alex Diaz and Mark Hodge, writing for The Sun:

Their recovery is said to be going well despite reports they were given the tranquilliser during their rescue in Thailand.

A source said: “The concern was that the boys would panic and put themselves at risk. They were given ketamine to stop that from happening. Thankfully, it worked. We’re all delighted that everyone made it out safely.”

Interesting to find out that the boys were given ketamine to help calm them down. How much, and at what point of the escape was it administered? Dissociatives don't exactly make operating the physical body any easier—especially at higher doses—and the boys had to go traverse an extremely challenging and dangerous evacuation route.