Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

Lester Mason
July 10, 2018

The Thai soccer team ventured into the Tham Luang cave complex after practice and became trapped by rising waters more than a fortnight ago.

A source who saw two of the four boys walk out of the cave yesterday said they looked "tired but healthy", adding: 'Imagine marathon runners.

Tech inventor Elon Musk has developed a "tiny, kid-size submarine" that could help rescue the four boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Another five still await rescue, including the team's 25-year-old coach.

But, two of them are suspected to have lung infections.

"All five will be brought out at the same time today", he said, to cheers from reporters and rescue workers.

On July 6th, former Thai Navy diver, Petty Officer Saman Gunan died while helping deliver oxygen to the team.

"Although his technology is good and sophisticated it's not practical for this mission", Narongsak Osatanakorn said.

It could be at least seven days before they can be released from hospital, Jesada said. "So I've been asking for three days".

19 divers entered the cave at 10.08am today, with more divers to enter gradually throughout the day 6.19pm: The rescued boys are undergoing further tests, and have been kept away from TVs in order to not affect their mental health, the Guardian reports. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days. All are eating easily digestible food.


Their friends were full of optimism - and worry. He said it was out of respect for the families whose sons were still trapped in the cave.

"Even when my friends have left the cave, I'm anxious about their physical well-being".

They've received medication to stabilise their white blood cell count, which had risen due to lack of food and being in a cold, damp environment, Jessada said.

People around the world are following the developments in Thailand.

Witnesses say the boys freed Monday were treated at a make-shift hospital at the site, before being taken to a local hospital.

Oxygen levels in the caves also dropped, causing the cramped passageways to be even more deadly than before.

"If everything goes right, we will see four kids and a doctor and Seals that have stayed with the kids will all come out", the governor said. It ended with their fighting cheer, adopted from the U.S. Navy: "Hooyah!"

But bringing out the remaining four boys and their coach could take more than one operation, Narongsak warned. The safety of the divers, who have meticulously planned the mission, is also paramount. If the rain god helps us, then we may be able to work fast.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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