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British diver who helped rescue Thai soccer team rescued from Tennessee cave

A British diver who went missing while exploring an underwater cave in Tennessee was rescued on Wednesday, ABC News reported.

Josh Bratchley, who was part of the team of elite divers who rescued 12 soccer players and their coach from a cave in Thailand last July, is said to be in good health and good spirits, Bill Whitehouse of the British Cave Rescue Council told ABC.

Officials told ABC that Bratchley was stable.

Bratchley was reported missing just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday. He had been diving at the Mill Pond Cave, Jackson County Emergency Management Agency told the outlet.

He and a team of experienced divers had been in the area east of Nashville for two or three days to explore the cave that's only reachable under water, according to ABC.

Divers in his team reportedly attempted to rescue him for several hours but couldn't find him. A separate rescue team found him late Wednesday evening. 

Hamilton County Rescue Squad Lt. Brian Krebs said Wednesday that Bratchley was found in an "airbell" in the cave system that had been large enough for him to climb into. The airbell had enough air for Bratchley to survive for longer than 24 hours in the water, which was 55 degrees, according to the outlet.  

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