Thai Soccer Team Found Alive in Tham Luang Cave
The twelve boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave system in Thailand for nine days have finally been found by rescuers in a drama that captured the world’s attention.
The team were reached by two British divers in a large cavern, all alive and well, and a short conversation was held between the rescuers and the boys.
A video of the exchange has been posted on the Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page:
“How many of you are there?” asks one of the rescuers.
“Thirteen!” answers one of the boys.
After a lengthy search operation that lasted nine days through the Tham Luang cave system in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province, families of the missing boys are ecstatic at news of the rescue.
The British rescuers who located the boys are believed to be Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, who arrived in Thailand last week.
Many countries offered assistance and sent volunteers, including Laos, whose famed Vientiane Rescue team sent volunteer divers to aid in the search.