Australian police arrive in Thailand to help search for youth football team ...

Australian Federal Police officers have arrived in Thailand to help search for boys from a youth football team who've been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a week.

A group of six AFP Specialist Response Group members who have search and rescue and cave diving skills, arrived at Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non Cave early on Sunday.

'We're here to support the Thai government in its operation,' said Cameron Noble from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australian Federal Police officers have arrived in Thailand to help search for boys from a youth football team who've been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a week

Australian Federal Police officers have arrived in Thailand to help search for boys from a youth football team who've been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than a week

A group of six AFP Specialist Response Group members who have search and rescue and cave diving skills, arrived at Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non Cave early on Sunday

A group of six AFP Specialist Response Group members who have search and rescue and cave diving skills, arrived at Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non Cave early on Sunday

Thai rescue workers rest outside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, as the authorities search for 12 football players and their coach who have gone missing and are believed to be trapped

Thai rescue workers rest outside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, as the authorities search for 12 football players and their coach who have gone missing and are believed to be trapped

12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand

12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand

'They [the police officers] have cave diving experience.'

The Australian team has joined forces with earlier arrivals of five Chinese hikers, up to 32 US forces personnel, three British divers and a British cave expert as well as rescue teams from Myanmar and Laos.

As the clock is ticking, the operation has intensified with

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