Update: July 10
All 12 boys and their coach have been rescued, after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 18 days. The Thai navy Seals, who have been running the operation, confirmed that all 13 members of the Wild Boar soccer team, have been rescued.
After more than a week underground, a boys' soccer team in Thailand has been found – but, Thai army officials say due to rising flood waters they could be down there for months. Unless they can learn how to dive, they will have to wait for the flooding to go down.
Here’s the latest on a soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Keep checking back here for updates.
Update: July 9
4 more boys have been rescued from the cave, making a total of 8. Rescue operations have now been suspended for the day. The boys are being guided through the cave tethered to 2 expert divers. They first need to swim underwater through submerged holes for over a half mile. The boys are then handed over to another team who helps them through the remainder of the cave, much of which they can wade through.
Update: July 8
4 boys have been rescued from the flooded cave in Thailand!
Update: July 6
A former Thai navy SEAL has died while working on the rescue operation. The diver was taking supplies to the group when he died from lack of oxygen. Levels where the boys are located are reportedly at around 15%. The SEAL was attempting to deliver oxygen tanks.
Update: July 5
Thailand is expecting a monsoon to hit in a few days, so rescuers are trying to drain the water from the cave where a soccer team is trapped. Water is being pumped out of the cave, and rescue workers are now able to walk through the first mile. The team is stuck about 2.5 miles inside the cave.