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US News 'I Love You Mom, I Love You Dad.' Trapped Thai Soccer Team Sends Handwritten Notes From the Cave

06:55  07 july  2018
06:55  07 july  2018 Source:   time.com

Rain hampers efforts to reach footballers in cave

  Rain hampers efforts to reach footballers in cave Persistent heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts to reach a team of 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand since the weekend. Hundreds of rescue workers are involved in the operation which is now focusing on trying to find another opening into the cave after the main entrance became inaccessible.

' I Love You Mom , I Love You Dad .' Trapped Thai Soccer Team Sends Handwritten Notes From the Cave . “ I love you mom , I love you dad , and my brother too,” wrote Nick, 15, signing off with a hastily drawn heart.

This image, taken from video on Monday, July 2, shows the youth soccer team that has been trapped in a Thai cave since June 23. Family members waited more than a week for news of their loved ones.

Boys from the under-16 soccer team trapped inside Tham Luang cave greet members of the Thai rescue team in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in this still image taken from a July 3, 2018 video by Thai Navy Seal. © Reuters TV Boys from the under-16 soccer team trapped inside Tham Luang cave greet members of the Thai rescue team in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in this still image taken from a July 3, 2018 video by Thai Navy Seal.

Handwritten messages from the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost two weeks have made the long journey from their cavern confines to the world waiting anxiously for them outside.

“The kids said ‘don’t worry,’ everyone is strong, they have a long list of food they want to eat when they get outside,” a Thai Navy SEAL wrote on the first of a small collection of mud-stained papers delivered by a diver. “They ask that their teachers won’t give them much homework when they come back.”

Diver dies trying to save boys trapped in Thai cave

  Diver dies trying to save boys trapped in Thai cave A diver has died trying to rescue 12 boys and a football coach who are trapped in a Thailand cave. Samarn Kunan had been returning from inside the waterlogged cave when his oxygen supplies ran out, officials said.Related: Thai cave rescue could be fatal (Provided by USA Today) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_ab4cc89b-c646-4519-b714-5204b7cba6c1").

Photos: Thai soccer team trapped in cave . A Thai Air Force worker drops near a possible cave opening on Saturday, June 30. Hide Caption. Photos: Thai soccer team trapped in cave . Family members waited more than a week for news of their loved ones.

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Thai Navy SEALs leading the monumental effort to free the trapped soccer team shared photos of the notes, penned late Friday, the following morning. Each of the boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach wrote a personal message assuring their families that they are in good spirits.

Hundreds of rescuers with equipment continue the rescue operation at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave © getty Hundreds of rescuers with equipment continue the rescue operation at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave

“I love you mom, I love you dad, and my brother too,” wrote Nick, 15, signing off with a hastily drawn heart. “When I get out, I want to go have a pork barbecue.”

“Don’t worry, I just disappeared for two weeks,” wrote his friend Bew, 14. “I’ll help you with your shop everyday, I will hurry out of here.”

Thai authorities are scrambling to come up with a plan to extract the team, known as the Wild Boars, from the water-logged cave system before monsoon rains resume. The group entered the Tham Luang cave on June 23 for what was meant to be a half-day trek, but were trapped inside by rising floodwaters.

Thai cave site cleared 'to help' trapped boys

  Thai cave site cleared 'to help' trapped boys Thai authorities have told the media to leave the area around the entrance of a cave where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for over two weeks. The unexpected order came a day after the rescue mission chief said conditions were "perfect" for the evacuation to begin, and as fears mount that heavy monsoon rain could thwart the plan.Making the announcement over a loudspeaker, police commander Komsan Sa-ardluan said on early Sunday morning: "Everyone who is not involved with the operations has to get out of the area immediately.

Huge pumps have been running to drain the cave complex, but any downpour could potentially set back any bids to free the team . Why are they being sent four months of food? Capt. Akanand Surawan, a commander with the Royal Thai Navy, said authorities ‘ I Love Things That Are Absurd.’

Title: Search For Teen Soccer Team Trapped , Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Cave (ถ้ำหลวงนางนอน) In Thai Cave During Heavy Rains ក្មេងៗក្រុមបាល់ទាត់មួយក្រុម បានជាប់

Military personnel carry a water pump machine as they enter the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand © getty Military personnel carry a water pump machine as they enter the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand

More than 1,000 people joined a search and rescue effort that has gripped the nation and captivated the wider world. After nine long days of tireless efforts by the Royal Thai Navy, aided by at least seven foreign governments, they were discovered on a dry ledge several miles inside the cavern by a pair of British divers.

But getting them out has presented a whole new dilemma. With fresh rains expected any day and oxygen levels dropping inside the chamber, authorities are rushing for a solution; they will either have to dive out with experienced escorts, be pulled out from widened chimneys in the mountain above, or wait — possibly months — for water levels to recede.

If efforts to find a suitable chimney don’t pay off soon and if weather conditions worsen, authorities may opt for the dive — a dangerous journey through dark and difficult tunnels that even expert divers find arduous. On Friday, a former Thai SEAL volunteering on the mission lost his life while depositing oxygen tanks along the route.

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Cave rescue boys will soon be able to go home .
Twelve boys recovering after they were rescued from a flooded Thai cave will be discharged from hospital on Thursday. The announcement was made by Thailand's health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.He said: "We need to prepare both the children and their families for the attention they will receive when they come out."The children and their 25-year-old football coach were retrieved following a risky three-day operation which concluded on Tuesday.

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