James Alejandro

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Football team and coach found alive after 9 days of missing in Thailand caves

What a happy moment!

A group of 12 young boys and their 25-year-old coach have been found alive after going missing in caves in Thailand over a week ago.

The caves were flooded due to continues rain, making the search for the group extremely hard.

They were discovered by two British divers on a ledge in a cavern after a marathon search operation in the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai.

The boys became extremely thin and were mostly unharmed. Two of the boys had 'light injuries', and they were all given paracetamol and energy gels.

Although the group have been found, the amount of water flooding the caves means they can’t be taken out yet.

The rescue teams have been pumping 10,000 litres of water out of the caves every hour, but the system is so huge, this has only lowered the water level by one centimetre.

Families of the missing children gathered outside the caves, where the government set up a  tent camp for them to wait for news and telephone cable is set to be installed so the boys can speak to their parents.

Terrifyingly, the group may be looking at four more months in the cave, while the water drains and monsoon season in Thailand passes.

The team are in a race against time to find a way to help the boys, as heavy rain is expected again in the area in the next few days.