When 12 missing Thai boys and their football coach were found alive deep in a cave system on Monday, joy was tempered with anxiety. The caves are flooded with surging monsoon waters, pitch black and in places too narrow to allow rescuers to pass while carrying scuba gear. None of the boys can swim or dive. The dilemma: risk a highly dangerous escape or wait possibly months for the waters to subside
The Moo Pa (Wild Boars) academy team are trapped with their coach inside the six-mile Tham Luang cave, one of Thailand’s longest, in the Doi Nang Non mountain range.