Thailand cave rescue: How did the boys get out?

The Guardian has a day-by-day account and an illustrated guide of the perilous operation to extract the Wild Boars team and their coach, who were stuck in a cave since June 23

The Moo Pa (Wild Boars) academy team, whose ages range from 11 to 16, became trapped with their 25-year-old coach, Ekaphol Chantawong, inside the six-mile Tham Luang cave in the Doi Nang Non mountain range on 23 June.

Nine days later rescue divers located the team sheltering on a ledge surrounded by water. About two miles of narrow, flooded passageways separated their refuge from the main entrance. Efforts to pump water out began immediately as authorities tried to take advantage of a break in monsoon rains.

Read the full report here.

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