Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success!

Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success!

Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success!

The four boys who were evacuated on Sunday are said to be doing well.

Narongsak said he was not sure if the remaining five people will be extracted in one or more operations.

On Sunday afternoon, Elon Musk tweeted that the kid-size submarine his team had developed to assist with the rescue of Thai boys trapped in a cave was en route to Thailand.

Authorities have repeatedly said the rain could re-flood crucial parts of the cave complex that have been drained and make the escape route much harder or even impossible to navigate.

"I'm hoping for good news".

And although the four had been rescued, there were concerns they may have contracted an illness while in the cave, Narongsak said on Monday.

Thirteen divers and five Thai Navy SEALs are involved in the operation, in which the trapped team must walk or wade through muddy areas of the winding cave and rising waters.

Thailand's Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said the divers who took part in Sunday's rescue were also conducting the current operation.

Police and military personnel use umbrellas to cover around a stretcher near a helicopter and an ambulance at a military airport in Chiang Rai on July 9, 2018, as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest.

Four more young footballers and their coach at the Mu Pa (WIld Boar) Academy Mae Sai, Ekkapol Chantawong, are still on the ledge. "I've been involved in cave rescue for 30 years and I can not even think of one that was more complicated".


"The water level is not worrisome ... yesterday's rain did not affect water levels inside the cave".

Night's relatives have said they believe the group went to the cave to celebrate his 16th birthday after a Saturday football practice and got caught as heavy rains caused the water inside the cave to suddenly rise.

The boys were flown by helicopter from the Tham Luang cave to the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, located at the heart of Chiang Rai province, about 70km (40 miles) away.

Chiang Rai health officials have told the Thai media that the families of the children can see them later tonight but "no hugging, no kissing" until their blood results are known.

There was no word on the condition of any of the people brought out on Monday.

Over the weekend, the first boys were rescued but the process is slow and exhausting.

The rescued boys were being treated by medics at the field hospital, and were later airlifted to a larger nearby hospital. Authorities say it could take a total of three to four days to get the remaining boys and the coach out of the cave.

"We've used all the oxygen", Osatanakorn told reporters. Jesada said they were uncertain what type of infections the boys could face "because we have never experienced this kind of issue from a deep cave". One was that it was unknown how safe and dry the area where they had taken shelter would stay as Thailand's rainy season, which lasts until at least late October, picks up pace.

The president of soccer's governing body, FIFA, has invited the boys to the World Cup Final in Moscow on Sunday if they make it out in time.

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