Jubilation turned into trepidation in northern Thailand this week where rescuers found 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave after being trapped by floodwaters for nearly two weeks.
The daunting task now is how and when to extract the group. The rescue could take weeks or perhaps months.
Dr. Chris Groves is a Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology at Western Kentucky University. In this interview with WKU Public Radio, he said rescuers are contending with karst topography similar to the caves and limestone bedrock in south central Kentucky.