Rescuers to extract final five from Thai cave Tuesday: official

Four boys and their 25-year-old football coach will be extracted today, says rescue chief


Afp July 10, 2018
Monday's rescue mission, which saw four boys extracted before dusk and whisked to Chiang Rai hospital, took around nine hours. PHOTO:AFP

MAE SAI: Rescuers will guide the remaining five members of a youth football squad out from inside a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday, the chief of the painstaking operation to free them told reporters.

Four boys and their 25-year-old football coach "will be extracted today (Tuesday)", rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said.

A doctor and three Thai Navy SEALs, who have stayed with the group since shortly after they were discovered huddled on a muddy ledge deep inside the Tham Luang cave complex, will also come out, Narongsak added.

Operation to rescue boys trapped in Thai cave resumes

So far eight boys aged between 12 and 16 have been led out of the cave system by a team of expert divers over two days.

Monday's rescue mission, which saw four boys extracted before dusk and whisked to Chiang Rai hospital, took around nine hours.

Musk proposes mini-submarine to save Thai cave boys

"Today (Tuesday) we hope to be faster," Narongsak added, of the complex and dangerous operation that involves diving through narrow, flooded chambers.

Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god'

A health official earlier described the mental and physical condition of the eight rescued so far as "good", adding they will be kept in hospital for around a week.

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read