On 23rd June 2018, a Thai football team of 12 boys and their coach vanished after entering the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in the Chiang Rai province. The group survived in the cave with no food for ten days before they were found.
Thai boys found after 10 days
The Thai boys were found around 2.5 miles from the entrance of the cave and the rescuers had to swim against the tide to locate them.
Thailand has been rejoicing ever since the miraculous news of these boys being alive was announced.
Unfortunately the boys and their families will have to wait longer before being reunited because Thailand is in the midst of its rainy season. As a result, it will take another three to four months for the floodwater to recede from the caves.
It was a troop of British rescuers that found the boys. The British trio consisting of Mr. Volanthen, Richard Stanton and Robert Harper have been credited with various other successful rescue operations in the past across the globe.
According to them, the only alternative for bringing the boys and their coach out immediately would be to make them learn how to dive. Or else, they will have to wait for the floodwaters to recede.
This is a very complicated task and Thai engineers have been pumping water out of the cave ever since the boys' location was tracked. Even though they were able to remove almost 10,000 liters of water in an hour, it only lowered the water by a centimeter every hour.
Officials are now trying to dispatch food for four months as the safety and health of the boys is a prerequisite. However, it seems like for now the boys have to wait a few more months before they will see the sunlight again.