At least two more boys have been rescued from inside Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave as the second phase of a rescue operation to evacuate a teen soccer team and its 25-year-old coach continues.
Four boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach still remain trapped underground as an global effort of volunteer divers and elite Thai Navy Seals shuttle back and forth to bring them to safety.
Officials called the four boys who have already been rescued, “hungry, but happy”. But, their conditions are unknown.
“They will be kept away from their parents for a while because we are concerned about infections”, Osatanakorn told reporters, referring to the first four boys rescued Sunday. A massive worldwide search operation was launched and it took 10 days to locate the boys, who had taken shelter on a dry slope deep in the complex. Although, dozens more divers are on hand to assist.
Wearing full-face masks, which are easier for novice divers than traditional respirators, each boy is being accompanied by two divers, who also carry his air supply.
The oxygen ports and nose cone fitted to the device would prevent damages when it comes in contact with rocks, he said. Thirteen foreign divers and five Thai divers were taking part in the operation, the governor said.
Site highlights each day to your inbox. There’s a chance the subs won’t be necessary; only four boys and their coach remain in the cave. The families of the youths had been informed of the plan, he said.
An update Saturday from the Thai navy said three navy SEALs were with the boys and their coach, one a doctor.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino has invited the Thai boys to the World Cup final provided they’re fit to make the trip to Moscow.
The boys and their coach became trapped on June 23 when they went exploring in the cave after a soccer game.
They have been guiding the boys through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang cave system.
Writing in elegant Thai script, the boys urged their parents not to worry, adding that they hoped they wouldn’t get too much homework after being rescued and couldn’t wait to eat their favorite foods again. Rescue chief Narongsak Osotthanakorn said Monday that the second round of extraction of trapped people resumed late Monday morning.
“If something changes, we’ll stop”, he said. “In terms of re-feeding and the regaining of strength, there’s only a certain amount of energy that you can re-accumulate, and it doesn’t happen in just a couple of days”, Auerbach said. Musk said his submarine has eight handles, four in the front and four in the rear, and four air tank connections.
Weather forecasters warned heavy rain could hit the area through the week.
Thailand’s monsoon season began over the weekend, and the region expects days of rainfall and thunderstorms throughout July and August.
Somboon Sompiangjai is the father of one of the 12 boys.
One boy asked for a fried chicken dinner.
Authorities have refused to confirm names reported in local media, but in the small town of Mae Sai where the cave is located, it’s all anybody is talking about.
It was expected to end by 9pm local time, he said.
“Night loves Dad and Mom and brother, don’t worry about me”.
“They are all of our students, all of our friends, all of our children”, she said.
Remember those soccer boys who spent more than two weeks in a Thai cave after water from heavy rain blocked their exit?
“We are anxious every day”, she said.