Thailand boys found inside the cave may have to stay there for months

Last Updated: Jul 03 2018 17:46

BANGKOK- A Thailand soccer team of 12 boys and their coach who went missing 10 days back inside a flooded cave have been found alive but it may take months for them to come out. 

Aged between 11 and 16, the boys went missing with the 25-year-old after soccer practice on June 23 after they set out to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in a forest park near Thailand's northern border with Myanmar.

"How many of you are there - 13? Brilliant," a member of the multinational rescue team, speaking in English, tells the boys. "You have been here 10 days. You are very strong." "Thank you," one of the boys says.

Divers struggled through narrow passages and murky waters to discover the boys late on Monday night on an elevated rock about 4 kilometres from the mouth of the cave. 

One of the boys asks when they will get out of the cave, to which the rescuer answers: "Not today. You have to dive."