Thai cave rescue effort could start 'soon'

Water levels have been falling and weather conditions have been in their favour

Thai cave rescue effort could start 'soon'

Royal Thai Navy SEALs take part in rescue operation for 12 Thai teenagers and their football coach in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai Province. Picture by: Xinhua/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

The man in charge of rescuing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand says they could try to get them out soon.

He says weather conditions have been in their favour and water levels have been falling over the last few days.

Authorities are waiting for two groups of volunteer divers to arrive over this weekend, and could then be ready to begin the operation.