More Boys Pulled From Flooded Cave In Thailand

Fighting time, high waters, divers prepare to rescue second group of Thai boys from cave

Fighting time, high waters, divers prepare to rescue second group of Thai boys from cave

At least one more boy has been rescued from Thailand's Tham Luang Cave as the harrowing mission to rescue the stranded children and their soccer coach stretched into its second day.

On Sunday, teams of divers brought out four of the trapped boys but waited several hours before confirming their safe rescue.

Rescuers working at a cave site in northern Thailand have suspended operations for the day after bringing four more boys out of the flooded cave system Monday, according to a witness working with the rescue team, bringing the total number of rescued boys to eight.

The eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits", a senior health official said Tuesday.

However, the experience can't be comfortable, and I don't even want to begin to imagine what it must be like for the person inside that narrow space, especially being a kid who's been trapped in that mountain for more than two weeks.

The head of the Thai rescue operation told reporters that the mission Monday went smoothly, and has asked for three more days to rescue the remaining four boys and their coach from the Tham Luang caves.

The mission which started Sunday is a race against the clock with heavy rain expected this week which would again flood the tunnels with fast-flowing, rising water.

Paramedics, believed to be carrying a boy who has been evacuated after being trapped inside a flooded cave, approach a helicopter in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 8, 2018, in this still image obtained from social media.

After reaching the area where the boys were trapped, the divers used a rope, which was connected to the outside of the cave, to guide them through the exit way.

After the ambulance was seen leaving the complex at around 5 p.M. Monday, a helicopter took off. Authorities have said helicopters were ready to take cave evacuees to a hospital.




Narongsak said 13 foreign divers and five Thai navy SEALs took part in the key leg of Sunday's rescue: taking the boys from where they have been sheltering and through dark, tight and twisting passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents.

Officials said on Sunday that it may "take days" to rescue all 12 boys and their coach.

Families have not been told which boys are free, so all parents have agreed to remain at the cave until the entire team is rescued.

Four of the 12 boys trapped undeground along with an adult were pulled out by divers yesterday.

On Sunday night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: "Have sweet dreams everyone".

Former Thai navy SEAL Saman Kunan passed out making the dive on Friday and died.

The four rescued boys have been transported to a Chiang Rai hospital for treatment and medical evaluations, reported CBS.

"But if the rain god doesn't help, then it could be challenging".

"We surveyed the cave to find good spots that we could say OK, from this route to this route, if anything unexpected or there's a panic, we go here, and in this other part, if any panic happens, this is where we're gonna go", he said.

The boys are being escorted out of the complex cave system via a team of divers.

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