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Thai cave reopens for visitors after Wild Boars rescue

Nov 02, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Guests are not allowed beyond the entrance for now, where they can peer into the cave opening

REOPENED. This handout photo taken on November 1, 2019 and released by Chiang Rai Provincial Public Relations Office shows people visiting Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Thailand's northern Chiang Rai province. Photo handout / AFP / Chiang Rai Provincial Public Relations Office

Netflix, makers of 'Crazy Rich Asians', team up for Thai cave rescue production

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Netflix strikes a deal with the producers of 'Crazy Rich Asians' to tell the real-life story of 2018's gripping Thai cave rescue

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The boys will spend time living in a monastery before returning to normal life – a common practice in Buddhist-majority countries like Thailand

THAI CAVE BOYS. This handout photo released by the Ministry of Health, Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital on July 15, 2018 and taken on July 14 shows members of the rescued 'Wild Boars' football team at hospital in Chiang Rai. Photo by Ministry of Health/Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP

Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital July 19

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'All 13 Wild Boars are in good physical health... all are in good spirits,' Thailand's public health minister tells reporters

IN GOOD SPIRITS. This video grab taken from undated handout footage released by the Ministry of Health, Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital on July 14, 2018 shows rescued "Wild Boars" football team coach Ekkapol Chantawong (L) with two members of the team recovering at the hospital in Chiang Rai province. Photo handout by Ministry of Health/Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP

Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters the site will ultimately be converted into a museum showcasing the clothes and equipment used during the dramatic rescue

RESCUE OPS. Bicycles belonging to members of a children's football team, who are trapped in a cave chamber along with their coach, are seen as Thai rescue personnel (background) conduct operations under floodlights at the entrance to Tham Luang cave. File photo by Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/AFP

Thai boys were sedated, stretchered from cave in dramatic rescue

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Video of the rescue is released by authorities who had until late Wednesday closely guarded the details of the seemingly unprecedented operation

RESCUE. This undated handout photo released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows one of the members of the "Wild Boars" team being moved on a stretcher during the rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. Handout photo by Royal Thai Navy/AFP

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The French midfielder says the young Thai football players rescued from a flooded cave are the 'heroes of the day'

CELEBRATION. French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates as France wins over Belgium in the World Cup semifinals. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

FIFA says rescued Thai boys won't attend World Cup final

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:33 PM

'FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a FIFA event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration,' a spokesman says

RESCUE EFFORTS. This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 4, 2018 and taken on July 3 shows Adul Sam-on (R), a member of a Thai youth football team who is trapped with 11 other children and their coach, gesturing as he sits inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province. Handout image by the Royal Thai Navy/AFP

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All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:56 PM

(7th UPDATE) The Thai SEALs and elite foreign divers extract the final batch of 4 boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, on Tuesday afternoon via a perilous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels

RESCUE OPERATIONS. Police and military personnel use umbrellas to cover around a stretcher near a helicopter and an ambulance at a military airport in Chiang Rai on July 9, 2018, as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Final 5 trapped in Thai cave to be extracted on July 10 – rescue chief

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:06 PM

(UPDATED) '(They) will be extracted today,' rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters, adding the journey out should be faster than on previous days

RESCUE. An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 10, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

8 rescued from Thai cave, but 5 remain trapped

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hooyah,' the Thai Navy SEALs say in a Facebook post as they announce a total of 8 members of the 'Wild Boars' football team have been rescued on July 8 and 9

SOLDIERS. Thai soldiers arrive at the Tham Luang cave area as the operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters second day

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Looming rain is one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand, although a bewildering array of other dangers could also doom their safe return

RESCUERS. Thai soldiers walk out from the Tham Luang cave area as operations continue for the 8 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thiu/AFP

Letters of hope from boys trapped deep in a Thai cave

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:17 AM

Players from the 'Wild Boar' football team write short notes in the gloom, reassuring parents and relatives and expressing hopes of being reunited in the near future

LETTER. This undated handout photo released by the Royal Thai Navy SEAL on July 7, 2018 shows a letter written by one of the trapped boys and handed to a diver on July 6 stating "don't worry, we're all strong" as rescue operations continue for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in Tham Luang cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 7, 2018. Photo by Royal Thai Navy Seal/AFP

TIMELINE: Thai cave rescue

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Here is how the rescue attempt has unfolded so far

RESCUE OPS. This file photo taken and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 1, 2018 shows Thai Navy Seals navigating a flooded section of Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. File photo by Royal Thai Navy

'Race against water' as rain threatens Thai boys in the cave

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

'Our biggest concern is the weather. We are calculating how much time we have if it rains, how many hours and days,' Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters, without providing further details

PUMPING OUT WATER. In this picture taken on July 4, 2018, Thai rescue personnel pump water from Tham Luang cave during rescue operations for the trapped 12 boys and their coach, at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Rescuers vow to take 'no risks' in evacuation of Thai cave boys

Jul 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Freeing the boys from the still-submerged cave complex is expected to be a protracted process, fraught with challenges for a group who are not divers and some of whom are believed to be unable to swim

RESCUE DRILLS. Thai soldiers and rescue workers take part in drills as the rescue operations continue for 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 4, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Thai boys found alive after 9 days trapped in cave

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:32 AM

(UPDATED) 'We found all 13 safe... we will take care of them until they can move,' Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters

RESCUE MISSION. This photo taken and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 2, 2018 shows a group of foreign divers preparing to search flooded section of Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo by Royal Thai Navy/AFP

Classmates yearn for safe return of Thai boys trapped in cave

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:37 PM

There has been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 and 16, since they went missing with their football coach nine days ago

RESCUE OPS. This photo taken and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 1, 2018 shows Thai Navy Seals navigating a flooded section of Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo by Royal Thai Navy

Thai divers advance as cave search for lost boys gains ground

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:06 PM

(UPDATED) A break in the wet weather and the establishment of a forward operating base inside the twisting chambers has raised hopes that 12 boys and their assistant football coach could be located and tended to soon

RESCUE. Thai rescue specialists (in orange) help a Thai Airforce soldier descent into a possible opening to the Tham Luang cave, at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Chiang Rai province on June 30, 2018 as the rescue operation continues for the children of a football team and their coach. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Hope as divers find possible opening to rescue Thai children

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The harrowing around-the-clock search is hampered by torrential rains and fast-flowing flood waters that have cut off rescuers from where the boys are believed to be stuck

THAI RESCUE. British cave-diver Robert Charles Harper explores an opening in the mountain during rescue operation for a missing children's football team and their coach in Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai province on June 29, 2018.Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/ / AFP

Foreign divers, soldiers join rescue for Thai children trapped in cave

Jun 28, 2018 - 6:20 PM

A team of American military personnel from the US Pacific Command, and 3 British cave diving experts join the over a thousand racing against time to rescue the 12 trapped children and their coach

Heavy rains hamper rescue for children stuck in Thai cave

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) At least 1,000 people have been mobilized for the search, including air and ground teams and divers. The Army has also dispatched special operation troops to aid the rescue.

RESCUE OPS. Bicycles belonging to members of a children's football team, who are trapped in a cave chamber along with their coach, are seen as Thai rescue personnel (background) conduct operations under floodlights at the entrance to Tham Luang cave. File photo by Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/AFP

Desperate search for 12 children trapped in Thailand cave

Jun 26, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Thai Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda says 'we're working against time, but we're not panicking'

ANXIOUS. Family members and relatives pray at the entrance of Tham Luang cave while rescue personnel conduct operations to find the missing members of the children's football team along with their coach at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Chiang Rai province on June 26, 2018. Photo by  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

12 children trapped in flooded Thailand cave

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Divers found bicycles, shoes and footprints in the 5 kilometer-long Tham Luang cave, where the youngsters' football team and their coach have been trapped since Saturday

RESCUE OPS. Bicycles belonging to members of a children's football team, who are trapped in a cave chamber along with their coach, are seen as Thai rescue personnel (background) conduct operations under floodlights at the entrance to Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Chiang Rai on June 25, 2018.  Photo by Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn/THAI NEWS PIX/AFP