Ambulance leaves site of Thai cave rescue

Here's What You Need To Know About The Thai Kids Who Have Been Stuck In A Cave For Two Weeks- WORLD OF BUZZ 4

Here's What You Need To Know About The Thai Kids Who Have Been Stuck In A Cave For Two Weeks- WORLD OF BUZZ 4

Following a similar pattern as the previous two days, the divers ventured back into the cave at 10:00am (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, Narongsak told reporters. This now brings the total number of rescued boys to eight.

Chief of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, declined to comment on the identity of the four people brought out in the evening, saying updates would be supplied at a news conference that is scheduled to be held late on Monday.

A foreign diver involved in the mission to save 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded Thai cave has hailed the children as "incredibly strong", and described their treacherous escape journey as unprecedented.

The boys were carried out on a stretcher on Tuesday, making them the first two to come out on the rescue's third day.

Thai policemen secure the road leading to Tham Luang cave area as rescue 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 hazardous bid to rescue the boys - aged between 11 and 16 - started unexpectedly on Sunday when the rescue team said conditions were flawless for the evacuation.

Mr Narongnsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions.

An eleventh person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, raising hopes all 13 would be out by the end of the day.

Four more boys were brought out Monday from the flooded cave in Chiang Rai after four others were rescued on Sunday.

Two boys have minor lung infections and one had a fever, doctors have said.

Four boys and the coach are still trapped. The first rescue on Tuesday took about five-and-a-half hours.

Still, the four were undergoing medical checks in a hospital in Chiang Rai city, the provincial capital, and were not yet allowed close contact with relatives, due to fear of infections.

Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry, said they were uncertain what type of infections the boys could face "because we have never experienced this kind of issue from a deep cave".

With oxygen levels in their chamber falling to risky levels and complete flooding of the cave system possible, rescuers pushed ahead with the least-worst option of having divers escort them out through the extremely narrow and water-filled tunnels.

'The equipment they brought to help us is not practical with our mission'.

Narongsak said he was grateful for Musk's support but the equipment was impractical for the rescue mission.

At least nine ambulances and a convoy of other vehicles were at the cave site Tuesday.

It is understood that the British divers participating in the rescue specifically asked for Dr Harris' expertise.

Officials scotched any chance of using tech billionaire Elon Musk's mini-sub made of rocket parts to rescue the remaining boys.

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