World Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive

10:15  03 july  2018
10:15  03 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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  Why doesn't the Thai soccer team dive out of the cave? It's a dangerous option, but could be their only hope <p>Australian cave diver and engineer Ron Allum said even for an experienced diver, the journey would be "quite scary".</p>Now that the 12 boys and the soccer coach have been found inside the sprawling Tham Luang cave complex, all attention is now on how rescuers can get them out.

Twelve boys and their football coach who are trapped in a Thai cave will be given four months of food and taught how to dive . The group was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai province for 10 days before being found by British rescuers.

Image: The British Cave Rescue Council has said the diver speaking in the video is likely to be either Richard William Stanton (left) or John Volanthen (right). More from World. Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive .

Family members celebrate while camping out near Than Luang cave in Thailand following news all members of the children's football team and their coach are alive© Getty Family members celebrate while camping out near Than Luang cave in Thailand following news all members of the children's football team and their coach are alive

Twelve boys and their football coach who are trapped in a Thai cave will be given four months of food and taught how to dive.

The group was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai province for 10 days before being found by British rescuers.

They were reached after a huge international rescue effort, with the underground cave network having been partially flooded by monsoon rains.

But, since they were found, the question has been how to get them out through the underwater cave system, as they are about 2.5 miles from the entrance.

Thai cave rescue: Coach apologises to parents in handwritten note

  Thai cave rescue: Coach apologises to parents in handwritten note The boys also sent heartfelt messages to their parents.Letters from the boys, aged between 11 and 16, and the coach were handed to divers who are trying to formulate a rescue plan.

Rescuers in Thailand have scrambled to clear a constricted passageway for divers deep inside a flooded cave complex as the search for 12 boys and their football coach entered a ninth day. The boys , aged between 11 and 16

How will rescuers free the Thai boys ? The Brits behind the Thai cave boys search. Thais show their love for lost cave boys . The governor said they would continue to drain water out of the cave while sending doctors and nurses to dive into the cave to check the health of the boys and their coach.

According to a statement from Thailand's Armed Forces, Navy Captain Anand Surawan said: "(We will) prepare to send additional food to be sustained for at least four months and train all 13 to dive while continuing to drain the water."

But one cave rescue expert was cautious.

Anmar Mirza, US National Cave Rescue Commission coordinator, said: "Trying to take non-divers through a cave is one of the most dangerous situations possible, even if the dives are relatively easy."

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Divers may be nearing missing soccer team. Crews search Thai cave for missing teens. The next phase of the operation involves supplying the team with four months' worth of food and teaching the boys how to dive , Surawan said.

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He said that "if the dives are difficult then supply(ing the group on site) will be difficult, but the risk of trying to dive them out is also exponentially greater".

First images of rescued Thai teens© Getty First images of rescued Thai teens Sky News' Lisa Holland, who is at the scene, said: "Getting back from this area in the caves and back to the mouth of the caves is going to be very, very tricky indeed, because the divers have only managed to reach the Pattaya Beach area because they are skilled.

The news comes just hours after footage was broadcast showing the moment the searchers discovered the group.

The video shows the boys lit by rescuers' torches and sitting or standing on the rock above a large area of water.

"How many of you are there? 13? Brilliant," a rescuer can be heard saying.

"You have been here 10 days. You are very strong."

"Thank you," one of the boys replied.

One of the boys asked when they would be able to get out of the cave, and the rescuer replied: "Not today. You have to dive."

The rescuers included British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, and a team of Thai navy SEAL divers.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, went missing with their 25-year-old coach during a post-practice trip to explore the cave, which is near Thailand's northern border with Myanmar.

Medical teams said the boys had light injuries as a result of their ordeal.

Dr Richard Harris and dive partner Craig Challen say thanks after successful dive rescue .
<p>Dr Richard Harris and his dive partner Craig Challen have issued a statement after the successful cave dive rescue of 12 trapped boys and their football coach.</p>The Adelaide doctor was the last person out of the cave after the daring mission.

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