Boys and Soccer Coach Found After Missing for Nine Days in Thailand

Despite the tireless effort and international assistance there has been no contact with the group since they were reported missing

A Thai youth soccer team and its coach have been found alive in a vast cave complex where they disappeared more than a week ago, the regional governor said Monday.

Thailand's prime minister has thanked worldwide experts and rescuers who helped find the 12 boys and their soccer coach who had been missing in a cave for more than a week.

The team had been missing since June 23, when they did not return to their homes from practice. It made it far more hard for rescue parties entering the cave to reach, as divers had difficulty contorting themselves around small turns and through narrow passageways in the flooding caves as it continued to rain.

"If they drink the water in the caves and it makes them sick it could hasten the problem that they're in, but if they don't drink it then they're also in trouble", Mirza told AFP.

Thai Navy seals reached the group, aged between 11 and 15, and their coach but have not yet brought them out of the cave.

Narongsak said they were focusing Monday on six shafts, up from two the day before.

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has reassured families of those missing, per Richard C. Paddock and Ryn Jirenuwat of the New York Times: "Until they come out, the officers will never abandon them".

He said it was expected that in their condition, the boys would at first not be able to move their limbs, but that medical teams would initially treat them in place. "It will be even better if everything else could run smoothly", Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn told reporters Monday.

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On Sunday night, the chatter among local reporters was that someone had seen the governor of Chiang Rai province, Narongsak Osottanakorn, who has overseen the search operation, break down and weep.

Soldiers and rescue workers work in Tham Luang cave, as the search for the Under-16 soccer team and its coach closes in. So far we just found them.

Anmar Mirza, a leading American cave rescue expert, said many challenges remain for the rescuers. They are now too weak to move, and certainly not strong enough to swim out under their own power, but they are all alive.

Thai Navy SEALs made contact with the boys and their coach in a tunnel about 1,300 feet beyond a chamber called Pattaya Beach, where rescuers believed they had sought refuge.

Flood water fills the entrance to a cave hindering the search effort for 12 boys and their soccer coach who went missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand.

Efforts to rescue the 13 have captivated Thailand. He said the diving teams included doctors who were already inside the cave.

"I really think we had reached the stage where people were saying "look we have to pray for a miracle, we have to hope for a miracle".

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