The Paper Cut

  • October 4Blood Drive October 16th

  • September 22FALL BREAK October 8-12

  • September 22Teacher Grading Day October 5

Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

Source: People

Source: People

Amanda Mourelatos, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Wild Boar soccer team, comprised of boys aging from 11 to 16 and a coach who is 25-years-old, were exploring a cave in Thailand, became trapped in the cave on June 23rd, 2018 and were stuck for over two weeks. That day, a hefty rainfall flooded the entrance, trapping them inside. The team, when found, were 800-1,000 meters underground. Their belongings were found on the 24th and the team was found on July 2nd; all were found alive.

Source: Ballina Shire Advocate

“Thank you, thank you, thank you,” was the first thing the boys said to the British divers who found the team 10 days after they were pronounced missing. They were given rough lessons on how to dive because some areas of the cave were completely submerged under rain water. Some of the boys didn’t know how to swim in the first place. Luckily, on July 8th, four of the boys were rescued.  To exit the cave, each boy was with two divers and the rescuers had about an 11- hour round trip.

Despite skin rashes, malnutrition, fluctuating emotions, and the death of one of the rescuers, all the players and their coach got out alive.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Amanda Mourelatos is a sophomore at Sahuaro High School and the Associate Editor in Chief of The Paper Cut. She is a soccer player who has been playing for over 10 years. She also plays vibraphone in the marching band and plays drum set for fun. Also, she adores rock music and she attends rock concerts very frequently; she will have attended 12 concerts in 5 years at the end of 2018. She enjoys reading, painting, and drawing in her free time to calm her. Her friends describe her as sweet, supportive, understanding, and eccentric. She enjoys making others smile and laugh. Also, Amanda is very easy- going and loves to live in the moment. She has a strong passion for photography and shares the passion with her dad. She has always been better in English than math and embraces it through writing. She loves to nerd out and embrace her love for different television shows, books, and music by quoting them constantly. You will come to find that Amanda is an outgoing, well rounded, and approachable young lady that is just trying to live life to the fullest.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    Kavanaugh or Ford: Who Is to Be Believed?

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    From a Comedian to a Prisoner, Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    U.S., Canada, and Mexico Trade Deal

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    The Truth About Why Univison is No Longer Available on Dish Latino

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    News You Can Use

    HPV Vaccinations – Are They Worth It?

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    Trump awards Medal of Honor to former Army Medic

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    News You Can Use

    Looking for Some Scholarships? Check Out This List!

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    TUSD Hires Foreign Teachers to Tackle Shortage

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    6 Year Old Boy With Autism Found Dead

  • Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave

    Headline News

    Invisible Ink Sun Protection

Delivering Sahuaro's Cutting Edge News & Saving Trees
Thailand Soccer Team Survives the Cave