Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
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Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

He said the last five survivors in the cave were in good health, adding that those who are now at the hospital could not eat fried rice yet because they will have to adjust themselves with the eating. One boy reportedly emerged from the cave before 5 p.m. local time. Another was freed an hour later, and two others soon followed.

Five people are still trapped inside the cave.

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 condition of the boys and rescuers is unknown at this time.

The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) confirmed that seven divers from the United Kingdom with "expertise in cave diving" are assisting. His colleagues said they would "not let the sacrifice of our friend go to waste". "We've used all the oxygen", Osatanakorn told reporters. Psychologists have deemed them in good mental state.

Four more of the boys were carried on stretchers out of the labyrinthine Tham Luang cave on the Myanmar border at dusk on Monday, bringing to eight the number brought out so far after two rescue pushes on successive days.

The following day (24th June), local authorities found hand and foot prints belonging to the team, while relatives started a vigil outside the cave in hopes that they would be found soon. "But if the rain god doesn't help, then it could be challenging", Narongsak said.


The ups and downs of the rescue bid have entranced Thailand and also fixated a global audience, drawing comments of support from celebrities as varied as US President Donald Trump, football star Lionel Messi and tech guru Elon Musk.

On Sunday, Musk tweeted videos of his engineers testing a "kid-size submarine" underwater in Los Angeles - a submarine that apparently is now on its way to Thailand.

The boys, some of whom don't know how to swim, have also been taught diving techniques to prepare them for their hard journey home. They began again at 11 am on Monday after the teams had stopped for the night to rest and to replenish equipment and oxygen supplies.

Narongsak said after the first four boys were rescued that they would be quarantined "for a while because we are concerned about infections". But officials waited several hours before confirming their rescue.

"No hugging" or "touching" would be allowed between the boys and their relatives, however, until all medical tests are completed, the official said.

"I am very happy about those who already made it out and I think everyone will be out today", said Waranchit Karnkaew, 14, who also said the football-mad boys had been closely following games at the World Cup in Russian Federation before they were trapped.

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