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No rescue yet for 13 Thai missing footballers found alive

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Twelve teenagers and their football coach, trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for nine days, were found alive on Monday night, Narongsak Osottanakorn, governor of Chiang Rai province said.

However experts as at Wednesday sais the boys can’t be rescued yet unless the flood water in the cave that is about three hours swim is pumped out or the boys need to get lessons in diving to swim out.

The next alternative, according to experts from all over the world in the rescue mission is that the boys remain where they are and be taken care of till next four months when the rains would have abated and flood receded before their rescue would be a possibility.

The 12 boys, aged between 11 and 16, together with their coach, 25, were found alive about 400 meters away from where they were believed to have taken refuge. The teenagers went missing on June 23.

According to rescuers at the spot, the water level inside the cave is still too high for their immediate rescue. Doctors have been sent into the cave.

Rescuers and cave diving experts from several countries, including China, have joined the search operation. Rescuers are discussing the further rescue plan. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha thanked the tremendous efforts of all international units that have come to assist.

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