Missing Soccer Team In Thailand Found Alive By Divers In A Cave, Trapped By Flood Waters

By  //  July 3, 2018

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Long Rescue Mission Underway

ABOVE VIDEO: Missing Thai soccer team found alive in cave.

THAILAND (CBS NEWS) – “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Those were the first words heard from the boys found by two British divers 10 days after they went missing inside an intricate cave system in northern Thailand.

“Brilliant,” one of the British rescuers responded as the boys confirmed that all 13 team members were present and accounted for, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

Still in their soccer uniforms and huddled together just above flood waters, the boys asked for food, and then they wanted to know when they can go home.

“Not today. Not today,” the divers told them.

For the boys’ parents waiting above ground, the news of their safety ended days of waiting and praying. The 12 boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old assistant coach disappeared on June 23 after soccer practice. Their bikes and cleats were found just outside the caves. They apparently went in to explore and became trapped by flooding caused by heavy rain.

Now that rescuers have found the boys alive and in good condition, they are giving them high protein liquid food and antibiotics.

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