First two of Thai soccer team rescued from cave

First two of Thai soccer team rescued from cave

Four boys have been rescued till now, rescue ops will resume today.

Why it is proving hard to extricate Thai cave boys What next? Oxygen tanks along the almost 2-mile stretch will be replaced.

Rescuers made a decision to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters.

He had been listed as red, signifying a serious case after being trapped in Tham Luang cave since June 23. They have reportedly been able to make the last part of the journey on foot. He would ferry the boys to and from home when their parents could not and took responsibility for them as if they were his own family.

The group was found dishevelled and emaciated, but alive on a muddy ledge by rescue divers on Monday, but rescue workers are still struggling for ways to extract the team from the complex cave system. Getting trained divers in is easier than getting untrained kids out. If they got certain grades in school, they would be rewarded with soccer gear, such as fresh studs for their cleats or a new pair of shorts.

Now, while no further rescue efforts can be carried out on Sunday, there has been a breakthrough as the boys were retrieved.

They were followed shortly afterwards by four others, leading to an explosion of jubilation on social media in Thailand and around the world as the rescued boys were rushed to hospital.

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On Friday, a Thai diver had died while attempting to rescue the trapped group.

"They are now at the field hospital near the cave", Tossathep Boonthong, chief of the health department in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, told Reuters earlier. Many people posted their reactions to the high-tech rescue operation under the hashtag #ThaiCaveRescue. It has embarked on a unsafe option but believes it's the best for bringing the group out alive. Rescuers have been unable to extend a hose pumping oxygen all the way to where the boys are, but have brought them some oxygen tanks.

In the days since they were found in the cave, the boys have written notes to their families expressing optimism and encouraging them not to worry. But the overriding impression from the rescuers is a clear focus and unshakable resolve to finish the job.

How did the group get there?

Officials said the first two boys had been extracted at 5:40 p.m. local time and traveled 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) underwater.

The 12 children, aged 11 to 16, are accompanied by their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, 25. They were located on a small cliff about four km away from the cave entrance when the search entered the ninth day on July 2. It was originally believed that the team would have to stay in the caves until the end of monsoon season, which would last for several more months. He had the boys' complete trust, and it is unlikely they would have set off exploring the cave's chambers without him.

One of the primary concerns will be the boys' exposure to a lack of oxygen, said Dr. Darria Long Gillespie of the University of Tennessee.