11 days ago, the Wild Boar Soccer Team from Thailand ages 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old assistant coach set out on June 23 after a soccer game. What was supposed to be a trip to the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Chiang Rai, a popular tourist attraction in the region, turned into an ordeal that has transfixed the country after rising waters trapped the group. After parents reported the boys missing, heavy rains hampered the rescue efforts with muddy water filling the cave chambers and stopping the divers trying to find the group.

The group could be stuck in the cave "up to three or four months," Ben Reymenants, a locally based diving instructor who is assisting with the effort. Due to the high water levels and the fact that the children to not know how to swim. 30 Air Force members arrived last Thursday from their base in Okinawa, Japan, to assist the Thai government with the rescue. In addition to the U.S. Air Force members, British cave experts, Chinese first responders and volunteer workers from countries around the world are also on the ground assisting with the effort.

We will keep you up to date on this story as it develops.

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