Connect with us

News Desk

Chiang Rai: Search continues for missing teenagers in flooded cave

Thaiger

Published 

 on 

The desperate search continues today for 12 children and their coach from a local football team who went missing in a Chiang Rai flooded cave on Saturday afternoon.

Rescue teams will search to the end of the limestone cave that is believed to be the fourth longest cave in Thailand. So far, searchers have found children’s slippers, footprints and palm prints on the wall of the cave.

Rescue teams have pumped water out of the cave into a nearby reservoir to assist divers led by Thai Navy’s SEAL unit. For the past three days divers have searched through muddy waters as levels have risen following heavy rains.

They have drilled the cave’s walls into two separate halls as part of the ongoing search at Tham LuangKhunnam Nang Non National Park.

It’s also been reported that electricians are extending a power line into the flooded cave. Rescuers led by elite navy divers were forced to suspend their search Monday night due to flooding but started again early today (Tuesday).

The missing children, aged between 13 and 16, are members of the local football team, the Mu Pa Academy Mae Sai football club.

The teenagers went into the cave with the team’s deputy coach, 25 year old Ekkapon Intawongse, as part of their training. They had food, water and first aid kits.

The team’s head coach, Nopparat Kantawongse says that this was the third time the team had made the trip into the cave. He said he was confident that Ekkapon would take good care of the children because he is part of the medical staff for the team.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation

Chiang Rai: Search continues for missing teenagers in flooded cave | News by Thaiger

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thailand's largest online portal for news and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

PM Prayut asks everyone to work together towards reopening

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Bangkok restrictions lifted on 8 categories, including swimming

Patong8 hours ago

Tar balls spreading in Phuket hit Patong Beach

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Phuket9 hours ago

Officials predict 600,000 tourists to Phuket following reopening

Phuket10 hours ago

Technician electrocuted to death while trying to fix jacuzzi

Pattaya10 hours ago

Pattaya pushes for August 1 Sealed Route reopening plan

Thailand10 hours ago

Mother alleges that Doctor mistakenly gave her 10 year old sleeping pills

Bangkok11 hours ago

1 million Sinopharm doses arrive today

Tourism11 hours ago

Full reopening guidelines for Phuket and Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 3,682 new cases, 20 covid-related deaths, provincial totals

Thailand12 hours ago

Poll shows schools, students, parents, “not ready” for online learning

Chon Buri13 hours ago

Man returns lost parakeet, gets rewarded with BBQ

Thai Life13 hours ago

Thai Lion predicts football matches, other abilities currently unknown

Tourism13 hours ago

Reopening details for Phuket, Samui and beyond laid out

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Multiple Chiang Rai schools to close after infections found

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending