A medical assessment of the 12 boys and their football coach stuck in a cave in Northern Thailand concluded that it was too dangerous to try to move the group out Thursday, according to a member of the Thai Navy SEALs who is not authorized to speak to the media.
Trying to stop the water
Thailand may be leading the search to free 12 boys and their coach from a cave in the country’s north, but many other countries are contributing assistance.
Australia — Australian police divers are taking part in rescue efforts and helping with planning.
China — Six rescue specialists from NGO Beijing Peaceland Foundation are assisting Thai divers.
Israel — Israel’s Maxtech Networks is providing radio and communication equipment.
Laos and Myanmar — Thailand’s neighboring countries each sent rescue workers and divers.
UK — Two UK divers were first to discover the boys, earning one a commendation from the British Cave Rescue Council.
US — US Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM) sent 30 military personnel, including divers.