Musk collected from submarine missiles to rescue children from Thai caves

Musk collected from submarine missiles to rescue children from Thai caves

So far, eight of the boys have been rescued from the cave by divers, with a third expedition today hoping to remove the remaining four boys, their 25-year-old coach, and a doctor and three divers that have been in the cave with them.

Today, the four remaining boys were confirmed to have been rescued and were taken to hospital after Reuters reported that those in charge of the rescue mission were "hopeful" all 12 boys plus the coach would be out today.

The three Thai Navy SEALs and Thai doctor who were with the children for the full eight days from their discovery to the rescue are fine as well, he said.

But he said the rescuers have been learning from experience and were two hours faster in bringing the second batch of survivors out on Monday.

Chiang Rai Gov.Narongsak Osatanakorn said Tuesday's intricate and high-risk operation began just after 10 a.m. and involves 19 divers.

They were first found by British divers more than a week ago on Monday after spending 10 days with limited food or water.

The boys rescued so far are in good overall health despite spending two weeks in the dank cave system, Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the ministry of public health, told a news conference in Chiang Rai.

Due to fear of spreading disease, medical authorities are still not allowing the boys to have direct contact with their parents, who had to wear surgical robes and masks and were not allowed to hug their sons when visiting them in hospital.


After pondering for days how to get the 13 out, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers.

Narongsak decided on Sunday to launch the rescue operation after being assured the water had receded and the boys' health was improving thanks to nourishment given them by the SEALs team.

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.

The cave evacuation wasn't the first time some of the boys had faced and escaped a great peril. Their body temperatures were very low when they emerged, and two are suspected of having lung inflammation.

The Navy SEALs announced the successful rescue result on Tuesday, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that has captivated the world.

Many of the Wild Boars players came from impoverished families, and Chanthawong reportedly helped put in place a system whereby kids would get soccer gear from sponsors in return for good grades. "Mini-sub is ready if needed".

Dr Harris was supposed to be on holiday at the time of the rescue, but cancelled it to come to the aid of the Wild Boars football team. He said he left the equipment there in case rescuers could use it in the future.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha visited the cave to inspect the operation and was quoted by Narongsak as saying he didn't want to see this kind of incident happen again on Thai soil.

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