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‘We only drank water’: Thai boys relive their discovery in cave ordeal

“Fight on, don’t despair”: the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex described on Wednesday how they survived on nothing but dripping water, and even tried to dig their way out. The Wild Boars team were making their first public appearance after the long ordeal, waving, smiling and offering Thai traditional “wai” greetings on a national TV broadcast. One of the boys, 14-year-old Adul Sam-on recalled the moment when two British divers found the trapped group on July 2, squatting in a…

Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of divers, cavers and medics who risked their lives to free the "Wild Boars". Stunning footage of that rescue was released Wednesday showing the youngsters -- aged 11 to 16 -- being stretchered…

World’s deepest flooded cave found in Czech Republic

PRAGUE:  A Czech-Polish team said on Friday that it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy's Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392 metres deep for the world record, Miroslav Lukas of the Czech Speleological Society told AFP. "We wanted to beat the Italian record. We succeeded and now we have the magic number of 404 metres," said Lukas, insisting the cave was "definitely"…