All 12 Boys Have Been Rescued From Flooded Thai Cave

A Thai well wisher puts a poster to pray for boys and their football coach

A Thai well wisher puts a poster to pray for boys and their football coach

On Twitter and Instagram, well-wishers sent messages of support, advice and sketches of the boys in the cave using hashtags such as #Thaicaverescue #boarteam #Thainavyseals #PrayForThaiBoys and #Bringtheboarteambackhome.

Thai army has reported that the operations will be resumed on Tuesday, when the large rescue team of local and foreign divers will again venture into the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai for a third day, to attempt to bring out the four remaining boys and their coach.

By Monday night, elite divers had managed to bring out eight members of the football team which included 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach.

But while Narongsak Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre co-ordinating the operation, acknowledged Musk's offer he said that the mini submarine would not have been practical for the cave rescue. Last Friday, one former Thai Navy Seal died while placing oxygen tanks deep within the caves.

According to the rescue operation chief Narongsak Osottanakorn, the United Nations also dispatched many experienced divers to help.

However, when all 13 footballers were found alive at a dry spot about five kilometres from the mouth of the cave on July 2, a desperate race to extricate them before monsoon rains deluged the cave began.

The first eight boys, who were rescued on Sunday and Monday, are in good health overall and have been demanding fried rice and chocolate bread since their rescue, Jesada Chokdamrongsuk, Thailand's health ministry permanent secretary, told reporters. They were, of course, granted it.


Helicopters transporting the boys roared overhead.

The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.

Onlookers wave as an ambulance carrying rescued schoolboys leaves a military airport in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 10, 2018.

All 12 boys and a football coach, who had been left stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand, have been rescued.

Asked if their actions might be seen as insensitive at such a delicate time, Smith said: "There's going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly".

Jesada said the first four taken out are eating well.

The Associated Press reports that the families of the boys "were being kept at a distance because of fears of infection and the emaciated-looking boys were eating a rice-based porridge because they were still too weak to take regular food, authorities said". Musk's invention would have involved less physical effort from the kids being rescued.

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