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Rescuers are still working to save the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 7 days

Efforts continue to rescue a youth soccer team and its coach seven days after they were trapped in a cave in Thailand. The team of 12 boys aged 11 to 16, plus an adult coach, a week ago ventured too deep into a cave that is a popular tourism spot. They have not been seen or heard from since.

Heavy rains have complicated rescue efforts, which are being conducted by the Thai Navy, U.S. Marines, and underwater cave experts from the United Kingdom. The Australian Federal Police and Defence Force personnel deployed Saturday to help.

"I feel I have just lost my heart when I found his bag, mobile phone, and his shoes," said one boy's father. "But all I can do is wait."