Heavy Rains Forecasted Complicate Rescue Effort for Thai Boys Trapped in Cave

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Rescuers in northern Thailand looked for alternative ways into a flooded cave as they continued the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing in Tham Luang Nang Non cave since Saturday night. (Photo: Linh Pham/Getty Images)

Twelve boys ages 11 to 16 and their 25-year old coach have been trapped 2.5 miles inside a cave in northern Thailand for almost two weeks. Rescuers reached the boys on Monday, providing water, food, and medical care to the emaciated boys. But concerns are growing over how to get the boys out, with heavy rains likely to raise water levels in the already flooded chambers of the cave. We’ll get the latest on how the boys are faring and the plan to rescue them.

Gary Schindel,
president, National Speleological Society
Roger Mortimer, Western Region National Cave Rescue Commission coordinator
Panu Wongcha-um, senior correspondent, Reuters