Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
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Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

Thai Cave Rescue: Divers Make Final Push to Save Remaining Boys, Coach

Having completed this section, the boys are then handed over to separate, specialist rescue teams, who help assist them through the remainder of the cave, much of which they can wade through.

However the boys - aged between 12 and 16 - would remain in quarantine until doctors were sure they had not contracted any infections from inside the cave.

19 divers are said to be involved in the operation, which began at just after 10:00am local time. The team's 25-year-old coach and four boys are still deep inside the flooded and sprawling cave. Ten days later, rescuers located the team and started a hazardous mission to evacuate them.

Twelve children and one adult were trapped in underground caves in northern Thailand on June 23rd, and a rescue mission is still taking place to bring the victims home.

Musk also said that a second sub, which is apparently 30cm shorter than the first one designed, was nearly complete, meaning that more than one device would be available for the rescues.

But Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, who is coordinating efforts to save the boys, said the machine is "not practical for this mission".

"I beg Phra Pirun because the Meteorological Department said that from Monday on there will be continuous rain", Bancha said. Reporters near the cave site said heavy rain had been "bucketing down" for hours and that "cave flooding is possible soon".

The boys will need to remain in hospital for at least a week as they recover.

"Today is 10 July 2018".

"The next step is to make sure those kids and their families are safe because living in a cave has a different environment, which might contain animals that could transmit any disease", a hospital statement said.

For the five still stranded, it's been 17 days since they've been outside.


Officials say the group are being taught how to use diving masks and breathing apparatuses.

A tenth boy has emerged from deep within a cave complex in northern Thailand, the second to be rescued on the third day of a huge global operation to save the boys and their coach. But officials decided "the risk of leaving them there was greater".

Divers have gone in for the second rescue attempt, Thai officials said. Each operation has taken at least nine hours.

"Although his technology is good and sophisticated it's not practical for this mission", Narongsak Osatanakorn said. He had said fresh air tanks needed to be laid along the underwater route.

They will join four other boys who were rescued on Sunday.

Another four boys were rescued Monday.

How will the kids' mental health be effected?

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information comes in.

Adesman said that PTSD is an issue for protracted trauma, and he's optimistic the worst is behind the boys trapped in the cave.

"They can watch on TV", he said. All those extracted reportedly showed signs of infection.

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