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Found alive on 10th day - rescuers working on how to free Thai boys trapped in cave

3 July 2018

Rescue efforts were intensifying on Tuesday (July 3) outside the Tham Luang cave, where twelve boys and their soccer coach were found alive after ten days of being trapped in the flooded labyrinth.  Rescuers are working out how to bring the boys to safety from deep inside a flooded cave, according to the governor of Chiang Rai province on Tuesday.

Divers had struggled through narrow passages and murky waters to discover the boys late on Monday (July 2) night on an elevated rock about 2.5 miles from the mouth of the cave. Rescuers now have to decide how best to get the group out in their weakened condition. They have been given energy gels to sustain them while a plan is being worked out to bring them to safety. Options included waiting until water levels subsided, or teaching the group to use diving gear to navigate the flooded cave.