MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The members of the Wild Boars are a team both on and off the soccer field, traveling to competitions, cycling mountain roads and swimming in waterfalls together. Now, 12 of the boys and their coach are lost, together, in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.
The boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16 and hailing from schools across Chiang Rai province’s north, have been missing since they entered the sprawling Tham Luang Nang Non cave on Saturday afternoon, after a morning intrasquad match on a nearby field.
Leading the way as always was their 25-year-old coach.
His Facebook page is packed with photos and video of him and what appear to be members of his team practicing, cycling the area’s mountain roads and inner tubing on a river.