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发表时间:2018-07-11内容来源:VOA英语学习网

All 12 Boys, Soccer Coach Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

Thai officials say all 12 members of a boys’ soccer team and their coach have been rescued from deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand.

A Thai Navy SEAL force announced that the remaining four boys and the coach were rescued on Tuesday. Thai and foreign divers safely led the other eight youngsters out of the cave earlier in the week.

“We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave. Everyone is safe," the SEALs wrote on Facebook. The Wild Boars is the team’s name.

The acting governor of Chiang Rai state, Narongsak Osottanakorn, led the rescue operation. He said the efforts on Tuesday began just after 10 in the morning local time and involved 19 divers.

The 12 boys and the coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the Tham Luang cave after a soccer workout. British divers found them in a partly flooded passage several kilometers inside the cave on July 2.

All 12 Boys, Soccer Coach Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

Rainy season

Monsoon rains have started falling again in Thailand. The rainfall causes water levels inside the cave to rise.

Experts warned it was extremely risky to dive the youngsters out of the cave. None of the boys had ever dived before. Some of them do not even know how to swim. But a short period of less heavy rainfall this week made the rescue mission possible.

In this handout photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Thai <b>rescue</b> teams walk inside cave <b>complex</b> where 12 boys and their soccer <b>coach</b> went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Monday, July 2, 2018.

A team of Thai and international divers guided the boys and their coach out through a nearly four kilometer long passageway. Two divers helped each one make his way through dark, very narrow passages, some of which are filled with dirty water. It took the divers about eight hours to get into the cave, reach the boys, and bring them back out.

One volunteer, former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan, died last Friday while placing air tanks along the escape path. He ran out of air while trying to swim out of the cave.

Condition of the boys

Thai Health Secretary Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk told reporters earlier on Tuesday that two of the first eight rescued boys had lung infections. He added that all of them were generally healthy and in good spirits, thanks to their "high immunity" from playing football.

Chiang Rai <b>province</b> acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is <b>leading</b> the ongoing <b>rescue</b> operation of the soccer team and <b>coach</b> trapped in a flooded cave, talks to media during a press <b>conference</b> in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday

Jesada said the boys are being kept away from family members to prevent them from getting an infection. He said they would likely be in the hospital for at least a week.

He also told reporters that the first four boys who were rescued are now able to eat normal food. But he added they cannot yet have the spicy treats that many Thais like to eat.

I’m Jonathan Evans.

Richard Green reported this story for TingVOA.com. George Grow adapted his story for Learning English, with additional information from the Associated Press and the Reuters news agency. Ashley Thompson was the editor.

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Words in This Story

soccer – n. a sport played on a field between two teams of 11 players; a game known in many countries as football

cave – n. a series of holes or underground passageways in the Earth or on the side of a mountain

SEALn. a member of a special naval force; short for “Sea, Air and Land”

miracle – n. an unusual thing or event

monsoon – n. the rainy season in southern Asia

immunity – n. the ability to keep oneself from being affected by sickness or a disease

spicyadj. hot or lively

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