Photos, maps, graphics show how Thai soccer team cave rescue unfolded

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

The dry weather allowed workers to pump nearly a foot of water from flooded portions of the cave to help in the complicated and risky rescue.

The rescue began sunday with the first four boys brought out.

Two more boys reportedly left the cave complex a short time later and were transferred to a medical facility on site, followed soon after by a fourth boy, says an eyewitness stationed at the entrance to the cave.

Aged between 11 and 16 years old, the 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their 25-year-old coach were trapped in the Tham Luang network of caves in Northern Thailand.

Divers are on their way in the third rescue journey deep into a flooded cave with a mission to complete the job and save everyone inside.


Rescuers at a Thai cave where eight boys and their soccer coach remain trapped have awoken to cloudy skies, after a night in which heavy monsoon rain lashed the mountainous region for several hours. This was announced by the former governor of Chiang Rai Province, Narongsak Osotkhanakon.

The rescue operation, which commenced on Sunday, was carried out in three phases. Efforts were again suspended for the day Monday after the second set of four boys were extracted.

The equipment used for the rescue can still be seen in and around the cave.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the successful rescue at Tham Luang will set an example for other rescue operations in the future. So we gave them antibiotics.

On Tuesday, Osottanakorn said that the evacuation process had been stepped up.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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