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Thai soccer boys cave rescue planned






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There is good news. The twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are alive. The group has been missing for nine days. Thailand has been praying for them since June 23. The search for the group has been 24-hour news. It was unclear whether or not they were still alive. The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach went missing on 23 June. They went into the cave in northern Thailand when it was dry, but there was suddenly heavy rain. This blocked the exit to the cave. The rain flooded it and the boys and their coach were trapped.

The bad news is the team could be trapped for months. Rescuers have to wait until the water goes down before the team can get out. Another possibility is for the boys to learn to dive. However, none of the boys can swim. Rescuers say they will take food and medicine to the boys for the next four months. They are now trying to put power and telephones in the cave. Two British rescuers said the boys were happy, but very, very hungry. A mother of one of the boys saw a video of them and described her happiness. She said: "I'm so happy I can't put it into words."

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