A British diver, who helped rescue the stranded Thai soccer team, himself needed to be saved after becoming trapped for about 8 hours in a cave in Tennessee.

It took about 50 minutes to find Josh Bratchley who disappeared while diving in a rural part of Tennessee with four others.

His only request upon reaching the surface was to eat a pizza, said rescue diver Edd Sorenson.

Bratchley was one of the divers who helped rescue 12 schoolboys and their coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai in Thailand last year. See below the videos of how the dramatic rescue unfolded:

WATCH: Thai cave rescue – ‘No kid has cave dived like this before – One of the divers on the rescue team in Thailand explains the difficulty of getting the boys out.

WATCH: Thai navy Seals release footage of rescue operation for boys – Dramatic footage from the Thai navy Seals shows the international rescue operation to get 12 boys and their football coach out from a cave.

WATCH: Footage of boys in hospital after Thai cave rescue – The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds.

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