A group of teenage soccer players and their coach stuck in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a week have been found safe and alive.

Three veteran British cave divers — John Volanthen, Rob Harper and Rick Stanton — had flown to the country to lend their expertise in the rescue operation, which also included Thai and U.S. Navy personnel.

According to Agence France-Presse, while heavy rains had hampered the rescue effort, a pause in the bad weather earlier today allowed divers to penetrate further into the Tham Luang cave system where the 12 boys and their coach were subsequently found.

(Photo credit: Scuba Diver Magazine)

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SOURCEAgence France-Presse
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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