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An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area after divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 8, 2018. - Elite divers on July 8 began the extremely dangerous operation to extract 12 boys and their football coach who have been trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, as looming monsoon rains threatened the rescue effort. (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) /         (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The missing Thai boys shielded their eyes from the glare of torches as British rescuers finally reached the location of their shelter, up to one kilometer underground in a narrow, windy cave system in northern Thailand.

It was the first time the boys and their coach had seen anyone else in nine days.

These are the first words between the Thai soccer team and the British dive team at the end of a dangerous and muddy mission to find them.

Boys: Hey you, thank you, thank you

Rescuer: How many of you?

Boy: Thirteen

Rescuer: Thirteen. Brilliant

Boy: Yeah, yeah. We going today?

Rescuer: Not today. Not today. It’s two of us. You have to tell them. We are coming. It’s okay. Many people are coming. We are the first.

Boy: What is today?

Rescuer: What day is it now? Monday. Monday. You have been here 10 days. 10 days. You are very strong, very strong.

Boys: Inaudible

Rescuer: Ok. Get back. We come. We come.

Boy: We are hungry.

Rescuer: I know. I know. I understand. We come. Ok, we come.

Boy: Tell them we are hungry (in Thai).

Boy: They said they know (in Thai).

Rescuers: We come, we come.

Boy: We haven’t eaten (in Thai). We have to eat, eat, eat.

Boy: Already told them (in Thai).

Rescuer: Navy SEAL will come tomorrow, with food and doctors and everything.

Boys: I am very happy

Rescuers: We are happy too

Boys: Thank you so much, thank you so much.

Rescuers: Ok.

Boys: Where do you come from?

Rescuers: England, UK.

Boys: Oh!