01 Jul '18, 8am

Thai rescuers establish base deep inside cave where boys trapped

CHIANG RAI, Thailand: Thai navy divers had still to navigate their way through 3km of dark, flooded cave passages on Sunday (Jul 1) to reach the spot rescuers believe would give 12 missing boys and their football coach a better chance of survival. Eight days into the search, there has still been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 and 16, or their 25-year-old coach since they went off after football practice to explore the vast Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai. Advertisement With the boys' way out blocked by flood waters from the heavy rains, rescuers are hoping that they made it through to an elevated rock mound in one of the underground chambers far under the mountain. Cavers have nicknamed the potential safety spot "Pattaya Beach" after one of Thailand's best known tourist destinations. Rear Admiral Apakorn Yuukongkaew, command...

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