Half the world looks to football players in the cave

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CHIANG RAI – It is Thai Seals yesterday succeeded a little deeper to get to the flooded caves, where twelve teenagers and their football coach for more than a week are missing. After days of heavy rain the weather, their finally approved and is the water level in the cave, located in the near of Chiang Rai, slightly decreased.

The Thai Seals come closer and closer to ’Pattaya Beach’.

The scuba-divers of the navy have their opportunity, because the fear is that the rain this week again pouring from the sky will fall. With man and power is sought as much water as possible from the cave system to pumps.

According to the authorities, the divers yesterday 600 metres farther than the place where the search for the weekend had to be discontinued. But they are still a small, three kilometers away from the location where the thirteen missing persons may be located, a higher space called “Pattaya Beach”.

World helps

About sixty Thai and foreign divers are currently in the cave system. Outside the cave, tracking more than a thousand men in the jungle to alternative inputs in the ten-kilometer-long limestone complex.

Except for an American military team that last week came, also have China, Israel, Australia, Laos, and Myanmar rescue workers and equipment to Thailand sent. Also, three experienced British cave divers are helping me.

From all sides flows now help within. Companies like Chevron to send engineers, geologists, and materials. Famous Thai chefs and local residents, to drag food to and install kitchens for the reddingspersoneel and the volunteers.


The despair about the boys and their 25-year-old coach is growing. Thai express on social media en masse their support to the thirteen and the hope that they are alive to be found. At a nearby school were five hundred buddhist monks in a prayer for the safe return of the football team and their trainer.

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha Friday is to the north traveled. Saturday was an evacuation exercise, which was decided the missing soldiers with helicopters instead of ambulances to the hospital to run as they are found. Under more oxygen tanks in the cave placed for first aid.

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