March 20, 2019

Missing boys soccer team found alive in Thailand cave

03 July 2018, 02:45 | Anna Jefferson

Missing Thai soccer team found in a cave after nine days

Rescue teams attempted to reach deeper into the chambers of Tham Luang cave in hope of locating the boys

It is believed that two English divers found the children, which appeared to be confirmed by the video, in which a diver asks: "How many of you?" Brilliant." The rescue team member then tells them, "You have been here 10 days.

No division of days into nights so you're so weakened and confused you don't know what day of the week it is.

The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach entered Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province on June 23.

A massive worldwide rescue effort has been under way since, with rescue teams battling through thick mud and high water to try to reach the group in the cave network that stretches 10 km (6 miles) into a mountain.

According to reports on the 2010 rescue, Mr Stanton is a firefighter from Coventry who was involved in the rescue of 13 British cavers in Mexico in 2004.

There were jubilant scenes outside the cave as overjoyed relatives hugged and cheered upon hearing that the boys are alive. Rescuers shook hands and congratulated each other as occasional cheers broke out. When they got stuck, members of the Thai Navy and Air Force were called in to locate them in the cave system.

Osatanakorn told reporters Monday that progress had been made in opening and maintaining the narrow channels used by rescuers.

These skilled professional divers still needed several hours to get to the trapped group from the entrance, through tiny, debris-strewn passages and aided by round-the-clock water pumping efforts to try to clear the flood waters.

They may have to dive through flooded tunnels, retracing divers' routes to reach them. Personnels, right, of U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific Search and Rescue team meet with rescue teams from China, Thail.

The next challenge will be getting the group out of the cave, which some have dubbed a "labyrinth". The light from the rescuers seems to hurt the boys' eyes. Unable to see, divers felt their way forward through mud and stalactites, grasping around to find small entryways leading from one channel to another.

- The club's head coach Nopparat Kantawong who did not join the group on their excursion, says he believes the boys, who dream of becoming professional football players in the future, will stick together.

He said it was expected that in their condition, the boys would at first not be able to move their limbs, but medical teams would initially treat them in place.

The mother of one of the boys, Aikarn Wiboonrunreung, said: "Today is the best day".

In the video, an unidentified diver, speaking with a British accent, urges the group to stay calm and says "many, many people are coming. we are the first".

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