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.
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In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.