MAE SAI, Thailand — Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope in a desperate search that has attracted international help and captivated the nation. Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the 13 were in the process of being rescued, but he cautioned that they were not out of peril yet. Rescue divers had spent much of Monday making preparations for a final push to locate the lost soccer players, aged 11 to 16, and their year-old coach. Thai navy SEAL divers and rescue workers from other countries made initial progress through the narrow passageway early Monday after passing through a key chamber on Sunday whose high, murky waters had previously blocked their progress. Narongsak earlier said the passageway the divers made their way through goes upward in some places and downward in others and is extremely narrow, making it difficult for divers with all their gear to fit through.
Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days
Thailand cave rescue over, all safe | World News News, The Indian Express
Worldwide, television viewers earlier this year watched with rapt attention as the drama of how 12 boys and their football coach were trapped and then saved from a flooded cave complex in Thailand unfolded. Now the "Wild Boars" will once again appear on television, but in a decidedly different setting: as guests of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The show's namesake host took to Twitter on Friday Oct 12 to announce that the team will be appearing on television on Monday. In her tweet, DeGeneres said: "There was no story more captivating this summer than the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave. A picture accompanying the tweet shows her with all 13 from the team beaming at the camera, wearing what appear to be Ellen-brand football jerseys at the show's California studio. This is probably the Thai boys' highest-profile international television appearance since their gripping three-day rescue in early July from Chiang Rai's Tham Luang Cave, after being trapped inside for more than two weeks. Officials had earlier asked for the boys to be respected after their gruelling ordeal, and the Thai government set up a committee to monitor projects and control media access to them.
Thailand cave rescue over, all safe
After 10 days trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, and after an enormous search effort that had transfixed Thailand, the missing 12 boys and their soccer coach had finally been found in Tham Luang Cave on Monday, July 9. The rescue group had been the focus of a search-and-rescue operation ever since the boys and their coach went into the cave complex after soccer practice on June 23 and were caught inside by rising floodwaters. Juli
Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday, in what has been a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. Source: AP. After much thought on how to retrieve the trapped, a rescue operation was finally launched on Sunday when four of 13 were brought out with the help of rescue divers.