A rescue team carries fresh air tanks and a water pump deep into the cave around noon on Monday. (Photo courtesy Army Region 3)
The 12 missing boys and their football coach have been found in Tham Luang and all are alive, the Chiang Rai governor said on Monday.
Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn said they were found in the area near the so-called Pattaya Beach and rescuers were planning late Monday night to get them out of the cave.
"Thai Navy SEALs have found all 13 with signs of life," the governor told reporters. "We found all 13 safe... we will take care of them until they can move."
"Our first mission is accomplished. Now we are trying to get them out," the governor added.
The team have been trapped in the cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, since June 23.
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