Has anyone else been following this story? It's in its 5th day. A youth soccer/football team went into the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system on Saturday and never returned. I guess the caves are a well-known tourist attraction. The boys and one adult coach were trapped when a rain storm submerged the entrance. Random bits: - The 12 boys are aged 11-16, and are believed to have had supplies with them, including food. So it's not impossible that they're still alive, even after 5 days. - 600 hikers are on the mountain above the caves, looking for undiscovered entrances. - The rain has been so heavy that the water level inside the caves rose 6 inches in one hour this morning. - Thai Navy SEALs have swum about 3 km in, and found some backpacks. - A 17-person US Air Force "Pararescue" team arrived today. USAF Pararescuemen are survival experts who assist pilots and soldiers in extreme situations. If you've ever seen the films The Perfect Storm or Blackhawk Down, you've seen Pararescuemen depicted onscreen. The US Navy is also sending a team to help. - A team of British cave divers are also there. It's unclear to me whether these are civilians or military. I suppose they could be SAS or SBS, and just aren't advertising the fact. - There's a theory/hope that the boys retreated to a large cave called "Pattaya Beach", which is up above much of the complex, is dry, but is three miles (almost 5 kilometers) from the cave entrance. - Rescuers are trying to drill a small hole through the mountain that would let them lower an infrared camera into Pattaya Beach, but have not yet succeeded.