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Everything you need to know about the Thai youth soccer team rescue

Divers rescue fifth boy from flooded Thailand cave Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
Lora Ball | 11 July, 2018, 02:04

Former Chiang Rai provincial governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, who has been managing the rescue efforts, told a rowdy crowd in the city that the success of the mission was attributable to "the power of love".

An additional four boys were brought out on Monday, and the last four boys and the coach were rescued on Tuesday.

However, officials say at least 3 Navy SEAL divers and a doctor are still inside the cave. One diver said in a Facebook post that he had spent 63 hours in the cave system over the past nine days. Jedsada 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". Last week, Musk sent engineers from two of his companies, SpaceX and Boring Co., to assist Thai officials in the rescue effort, which comprises a large team of global diving, engineering and medical experts, among other professionals.

Eight members of the Thai youth soccer team have been successfully rescued from the flooded cave in northern Thailand. When the team of rescue divers emerged from the entrance of the cave in their wet suits, people yelled "Thank you!" in English and Thai, reaching out their hands to high-five them.

Musk posted photos on his Twitter account at around 5:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, reportedly from inside and outside of the cave.

Explorers on the mountain above the cave had not found any promising shafts that might provide an alternate point of access to the section of the cave where the boys and their football coach were trapped.

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.

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"I'm very happy that children are all out", said one of the men employed by the Thai government to help with the rescue.

Seven divers in the rescue team were from the United Kingdom, including Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, who were the first to reach the group last week.

Prayuth said the Tham Luang cave would be closed for some time to make it safe for visitors.

Two of the boys possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said. The rescue team will assess the first two missions and adjust their plans based on the weather and other factors.

It even eclipsed reaction to the news of U.S. President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, which was the eighth-ranked topic. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected".

A journalist has been detained after flying a drone above the flooded Thai cave where the Wild Boars soccer team was trapped.

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