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How an Idaho couple survived 30 cold and wet hours trapped in an ice cave

The couple, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, were rescued Sunday night following a weekend adventure-turned-catastrophe which left the two fighting simply to stay alive. The Christiansens set out early Saturday morning for what they thought would be a daylong excursion to the Darby Canyon Ice Cave to celebrate Spencer’s 31st birthday.

Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand – With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that saw the boys leave temple life to return to their families. Those present gave alms – flowers, food, money – as a gesture of their religious devotion.

Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week.

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world.

Jubilation as 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital after another four were brought out by divers on the second day of a high-stakes rescue operation, a top official said.

Lull in rain allows Thailand cave rescue to pick up pace

The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week picked up pace Saturday, as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the rescue mission.