Thai cave rescue sees four more boys freed

Thai cave rescue sees four more boys freed

Chiang Rai Gov.Narongsak Osatanakorn said Tuesday's rescue operation began just after 10 a.m. and involves 19 divers.

However, rescuers say that the operation could take days because of the difficulty of the situation.

The rescue effort, headed by the Royal Thai Navy's SEAL unit, have evacuated eight of the 12 boys, 11- to 16-year-old members of a Thai soccer team. It is not immediately clear how the rains had affected levels inside the cave.

The boys underwent x-rays and blood tests and two who had signs of pneumonia were given antibiotics and are in a "normal state", he said, adding they will all remain under observation in hospital for a week.

Thai authorities said the first four rescued Sunday have been kept in quarantine until the risk of infection subsides.

Technology billionaire Elon Musk went into the cave on Monday and left the rescue team with a "kid-sized" submarine his company SpaceX had built, Thailand's interior Minister Anupong Paochinda said.

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

12 young children and their football coach have been stuck in a partially flooded cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai province since June 23rd, and they're beginning to run out of oxygen.

Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to hospital in Chiang Rai after they were transported by helicopters.

For the final operation tomorrow, Mr Narongsak said the rescuers would use the same plan with some adjustments because the number of survivors to be extracted would be five instead of four as was the case for the last two days.

Four other youngsters and their soccer coach are still inside.

The safety of the divers, who have meticulously planned the mission, is also paramount.

"The water level is still at a satisfactory level and we have enough teams to complete the mission", Narongsak said on Monday. "We believe that we can do even better and it will be a 100 percent success", he said. "Some of them had gone to rest, some others are preparing for the next operation".

Divers from Thailand and overseas, including the United States, China, Europe, and Australia have helped retrieve the boys, who are between the ages of 11-16.

On July 6th, former Thai Navy diver, Petty Officer Saman Gunan died while helping deliver oxygen to the team. One was that it was unknown how safe and dry the area where they had taken shelter would stay, as Thailand's rainy season, which lasts until at least late October, picks up pace.

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

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