Soccer Team Found Safe after 9 Days in Cave

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Twelve boys and their assistant soccer coach are safe after being stranded in a cave for 9 days.

The group went missing in a cave complex in Thailand.

The boys range from 11 to 16 years old and their assistant coach is 25. They set out to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai.

Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters that, "Thai Navy seals have found all 13 with signs of life."

It remains unclear whether any of the group are injured or in need of medical attention.

There was no word on whether or not anyone required medical attention. However, emergecny crews were at the scene.

The cave system in which the team went missing is a sprawling complex, beneath the Doi Nang Non mountain on the border between Thailand and Myanmar.

The system is 10 kilometres long, and one of the most difficult cave systems to navigate due to narrow passages and winding tunnels. A sign advising against entering the caves during the rainy season (July–November) is posted at the entrance.



The Team

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