Thai Cave Rescue: Sixth Boy Leaves, Six Soccer Players and Coach Remain
Jul 10 2018
A total of eight boys have now been rescued.
Extracting everyone could take up to four days, but the initial success has raised hopes that could be done.
An Australian doctor was involved in the operation.
Four were rescued Sunday and another four were rescued on Monday. He also said that a shorter version of the pod was nearly complete.
Images and identities of the rescued boys have not been released.
A rescue diver from the Thai Navy SEALs died trying to exit the cave last week, highlighting the unsafe situation the boys and their rescuers still face.
And Gianna Infantino, the president of Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer's governing body, has invited the boys to the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.
School students in Ahmedabad play for the well-being of 12 soccer players and their coach who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Osatanakorn said hospital officials are working on a plan to allow parents to see the boys "at a distance through glass".
"Today was the best situation - in terms of kids' health, water and our rescue readiness", he said. The search and rescue operation has involved dozens of global experts and rescuers, including a United States military team.
Narongsak said Monday's rescues involving 18 divers and a support team of 100 had taken nine hours, two fewer than the rescues on Sunday.
Another video from Thai PBS showed an ambulance arriving at a hospital in the city of Chiang Rai, near the cave network. "The rest of the kids are in the same spot".
The Thai youth soccer team and their coach became trapped in the cave they were exploring on June 23 after heavy rains flooded exits.
Officials will be meeting late Monday to discuss Tuesday's plan.
Alluding to that worry, the regional army commander offered his thanks Monday to the rain god Phra Pirun, imploring him to "keep showing us mercy". Students and teachers at Maesaiprasitsart school, attended by numerous children, have been given instructions to avoid "talk that hurts [the boys'] feelings", said teacher Thongyaud Kejorn.
Richard Harris gave the rescue mission the final nod of approval.
Twelve young boys and their soccer coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand by floodwaters more than two weeks ago.
The eight boys have not been seen in public, but have been pronounced to be in reasonable health.
Dr Harris had been due to travel to Western Australia on Friday...
According to the website OzTek, Dr Harris is an underwater photographer who have dived for over 30 years.
The safety of the divers, who have meticulously planned the mission, is also paramount.
An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued schoolboys leaves from Tham Luang cave complex on day two of the rescue.
The fate of the boys and their coach has gripped Thailand and drawn attention from around the world. Moreover, not all the boys know how to swim, let alone dive underwater.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was expected to visit the cave site later Monday, after first travelling south to Phuket, where a boat capsizing resulted in 42 deaths, mostly tourists from China. There was no word on the condition of any of the people brought out on Monday.