How did the boys get stuck in the cave? The trapped group consists of boys aged 11 to 16, and their year-old football coach. Once in the cave, riing water levels from rain forced the team to wander further in, in hopes for shelter. The cave system is a snaking complex with a number of chambers already submerged in water. How did the boys get trapped in the cave? REUTERS Two of the boys as well as the coach have been examined by medics and are too exhausted and malnourished to be moved out just yet.
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Ms Sriwichai, the coach, told News. She said the monastery he worked taught him to be 'healthy, physically and mentally'. She added that he learnt the survival skills which were now helping him and the schoolboys survive in their subterranean trap. Chanthawong with an aunt, was the only survivor of his family when disease swept his village A huge operation is underway at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex, where dozens of Thai Navy SEALs and international experts are attempting to find a way to get the boys out Governor Narongsak appeared unwilling to let the 12 boys and their coach be stuck for four months if the monsoon further flooded the caves, as he laughed when asked if they would be left inside The school and the Wild Boar Academy are in the Doi Nang Non mountain range, just over six miles away from the Tham Luang cave system. Chanthawong and the boys were trapped when they entered the cave system, leaving their shoes and bags near the entrance to the cave. Dutch cave diver Ben Raymanents said the trapped boys told him they wrote on the cave walls as a king of initiation ritual.
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They said he would often give the boys a pep talk before going in, spending up to six hours inside with food, water and lots of flashlights. But with Ekkapol having been a monk and teaching the boys how to meditate, even when their torches went out and they were surrounded by bats, they would never be scared. The goal of the mission was to scrawl their names at the end of the 2. Queue had never gone during the rainy season but said he had already been four times this year with their coach, trekking a few kilometres each time.
Hopes of the boys trapped in the Thai cave being rescued today have been dashed following a grim revelation. Emma Reynolds and Stephanie Bedo news. Getty Images THE 12 Thai boys trapped deep inside a partially flooded cave are not yet ready to dive out, the rescue operation commander said, although forecast heavy rains could speed up their extraction attempt. Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, a former governor of the northern Chiang Rai province who is leading the rescue effort, said there were no plans to pull the boys and their coach out overnight but if monsoon rains fell and water rose in the Tham Luang cave over the coming days they could change their plans.