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Tham Luang children found safe!

CHIANG RAI: Officials in Chiang Rai have confirmed they have been informed by rescue teams that all 12 school children and their coach have been found safe in Tham Luang Cave.

By The Phuket News

Monday 2 July 2018, 11:01PM

The Chiang Rai office of the Public Relations Deprtment broadcast the annoucement from the site of the rescue operations by the entrance to he cave at about 10:40pm this evening.

See the live broadcast on the Chiang Rai PR Dept Facebook page by clicking here.

More details to follow

UPDATE: Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn said the 13 were found in the area near the so-called Pattaya Beach and rescuers were planning late Monday night to get them out of the cave, reports the Bangkok Post. (See story here.)

"Our first mission is accomplished. Now we are trying to get them out," the Governor added.
Despite the careful wording by Mr Narongsak, all early indications were that the boys and coach have survived their ordeal without major physical problems.

The team have been trapped in the cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, since June 23.

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The Phuket News notes that  one photo circulating immediately after the news broke showing some of the boys smiling in the dark with their shirts off was quickly confirmed by TV news teams at the rescue base camp to be an old photo.

Meanwhile, the Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page reports, "Found the Wild Boars already", referring to the school children and their coach by their football team name.

"But our mission is not over. Divers have still to get medicine, power gel and emergency equipment and supplies to them... until we can get them out... HooYah." (See post here.)




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Rorri_2 | 08 July 2018 - 05:06:44

"Perhaps some can't read the PM's thanks and those of the King....fully reported in all media outlets," where, come on, prove it.

Jor12 | 07 July 2018 - 18:53:19

Perhaps some can't read the PM's thanks and those of the King....fully reported in all media outlets 

Rorri_2 | 07 July 2018 - 05:49:03

"Well no, it's the media that reports things", keep things relevant up to and including the date of this article, we have yet to see the PM, , or any high level officials, acknowledge the help given by foreigners.

Christy Sweet | 06 July 2018 - 08:44:17

Am I the only one who's noticed  Stanton and Volanthen, the  two British cave divers have not yet left Thailand, only Mr Harper did, the one who appeared to be more about the logistical planning than actually diving.  I wonder if they are busy at the other end away from any news cameras?

Jor12 | 05 July 2018 - 19:13:07

Well no, it's the media that reports things...not the Thai people. If you read the reports, officials have acknowledged the assistance of all countries who have provided assistance and expressing gratitude

Rorri_2 | 04 July 2018 - 10:52:42

"Who the hell care," well my serial critic, it seems the Thais care, otherwise they would give more credit to the Brit cave divers, but no, they seem to point more towards Thai Seals, an "international" effort ... yes, and a damn good one, however, showing more credit to Thais is NOT showing any gratitude. Cave diving  is very specialized, SEALS nor any Thai, would have this ex...

Kurt | 03 July 2018 - 20:09:00

Nice the kids after 9 days know they are found, and provided with elementary needs to live. Lights, food, drinks. (The water flowing by in the cave is contaminated with 'farming' chemicals + pesticides).
Now to get them out is the next challenge. None can swim, not even thinking about scuba diving through narrow passage without possible a experience diver beside them.

Jor12 | 03 July 2018 - 18:54:37

Who the hell cares. It's a world effort by those showing compassion to those in dire need and a willingness to contribute. Pity the mindless fools on here don't see it that way

Rorri_2 | 03 July 2018 - 11:45:57

I wonder if the foreign divers will be given the credit, for finding these guys, already we see wording, which seems to give credit to Thai navy "Seals."

Kurt | 03 July 2018 - 11:23:48

It were the foreign divers who met up with the football boys, not the thai.

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