More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

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Spicy Thai basil leaves on rice, or Pad Krapao, was the meal of choice for the four Mu Pa Academy football players after they were rescued from Tham Luang Cave on Sunday, rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said on Monday.

But rescuing the remaining five people, who include the boys' 25-year-old soccer coach, could take more than one operation, Narongsak said.

All preparations, including replacing the oxygen cylinders positioned along the route out in the cave, take at least 20 hours, he said.

The boys had a good appetite but were mainly being given bland, easily digestible foods.

The search and rescue operation has riveted people in Thailand and internationally, with journalists from across the globe traveling to this town along the border with Myanmar to report on the ordeal. Two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said.

Four boys were rescued on Monday, joining the first four boys who were extracted Sunday evening in the hospital.

Officials are constantly pumping water out of the caves, and Sunday gave the rescue crews the best chance of recovering more survivors after days of decent weather and pumping reduced flood levels.

Four more of the boys trapped in a flooded underground cave have been successfully rescued in a second day of hazardous underwater diving.

Meanwhile, a letter of apology from the coach of the football team was delivered to the boys' parents via the cave divers.


Thai soldiers arrive at the Tham Luang cave area as the operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018.

The rescue operation began over the weekend, and four boys and the coach still remain in the cave complex.

"We expect that if there is no unusual condition ... the 4 boys, 1 coach, the doctor, and 3 SEALs who have been with the boys since the first day will will come out today", he told a press conference to loud cheering.

"The water level is still at a satisfactory level and we have enough teams to complete the mission", Narongsak said on Monday.

The group was found nine days later in a cramped chamber 2.5 miles inside the cave system by two British volunteer rescue divers.

On July 6th, former Thai Navy diver, Petty Officer Saman Gunan died while helping deliver oxygen to the team. Add Thailand Cave Rescue as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Thailand Cave Rescue news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Eight boys have now been rescued from the flooded cave labyrinth in northern Thailand.

Another and perhaps more worrying concern was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to unsafe levels.

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