Worldwide

Rescuers free eighth boy from cave in Thailand

Rescuers free eighth boy from cave in Thailand”

He said the mission would resume within "10 to 20 hours".

But he could not confirm if all five would come out today.

There are still many police and soldiers around but the divers - of whom there were more than a 100 at peak time - have all gone, presumably to finally get some rest. On Monday night, Musk posted on Twitter that he had "just returned' from the still-flooded cave, with photos of the rescue site where a team of swelling global experts have been working around the clock since the team was found". Spokesmen said the objective of the visit was "to give moral support to the rescue team members".

The Thai youth soccer team and their coach became trapped in the cave they were exploring on June 23 after heavy rains flooded exits. Divers guided them though more than two miles of dark and narrow tunnels filled with murky water and strong currents.

Rescue workers in Thailand have carried a person on a stretcher away from a cave complex and into a waiting ambulance on Monday, a witness said.

The extraction of the four on Monday followed a similar pattern to the previous day, with the youngsters emerging in quick succession just before nightfall after navigating a treacherous escape route of more than four kilometres.

"Football's Coming Home. First Wild Boars Out", a headline on one online Thai paper said on Monday, referring to a song chanted by English soccer fans at the World Cup now underway in Russian Federation. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days.

They will join four other boys who were rescued on Sunday.

British, Australian, Chinese and Thai divers led them out, one tethered to each boy and one following from behind.

As many as four boys stuck in the Tham Luang cave had been rescued on Sunday.

The rescue mission has been a huge operation, led by the Royal Thai Navy's SEAL unit, and supported by a cast of hundreds.

Earlier Monday, Narongsak said the four rescued the day before were in good spirits.

"The medical team is considering whether to let closest relative visit them", Osotthanakorn said.

Narongsak said favorable factors for a successful rescue, including the fact that water levels in the cave remain stable even though rain had fallen.

There was no word on the condition of any of the people brought out on Monday.

Four boys were retrieved from the cave Sunday, with Narongsak noting that the healthiest boys were removed first.

Speaking to reporters after the news conference, Narongsak said that while Musk's technology was "good and sophisticated", it was "not practical for the mission".

The fate of the boys and their coach has gripped Thailand and drawn global media attention.

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.

Authorities have said helicopters were ready to take cave evacuees to a hospital.

"Doctors have treated the boys and now all of them are okay and cheerful, and are talking normally", said Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, from the Thai Ministry of Public Health. More than 1000 journalists from across the world have descended on northern Thailand to report the story.

The trapped boys have been divided into groups.

Families have not been told which boys are free, so all parents have agreed to remain at the cave until the entire team is rescued. On top of all the concerns inside the cave, Thailand's rainy season is looming.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


11 July 2018
France beat Belgium to book spot in final
Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 20 competitive games for France (12 goals, eight assists). Belgium continued to throw men forward as they chased an equalising goal but the defence from Les Bleus was standing firm.

11 July 2018
WWE 2K19: Nintendo Switch Release Officially Skipped
A spokesperson for 2K Games issued the below statement confirming that there are no plans to release the game on The Switch platform.

11 July 2018
Is Kavanaugh Trump's 'Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card'?
Trump chose the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy . The NAACP also said that a Kavanaugh confirmation would "re-make the Court in President Trump's own image".

11 July 2018
United States to list tariffs on another US$200 billion of Chinese products
Another source who is familiar with the situation confirmed the Bloomberg report to Reuters . Industry groups have also highlighted the duties' potential to derail USA economic growth.

11 July 2018
Utah delegation calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 'outstanding'
Later he was part of Bush's legal team working on the 2000 Florida recount, which resulted in Bush winning the presidency. Hargan, while supporters say it illustrates his instinct towards compromise while standing firm on conservative values.

11 July 2018
Barcelona eye move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard
Belgium defeated France in their last meeting during 2015 global friendly, Red Devils won 4-3 in that encounter. Twenty years on, he's just two games away from matching Zidane's feat.

10 July 2018
Giroud hopes 'living legend' Henry manages France some day
The former Warriors' player believes France's chances are high judging from performances so far at football's biggest showpiece.

10 July 2018
Trophy challenges and lofty ambitions motivated Emre Can move to Juventus
He is also a five-time world player of the year, a record he shares with his eternal rival, Argentine talisman Lionel Messi . He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup.

07 March 2018
Great mobile phone for under 200$ - Umidigi S2
As per the manufacturer claims, this phone has a standby time of 6 days when fully charged and comes with a talk time of 30 hours. In the back, Umidigi S2 has a high-security fingerprint scanner (unlocks the device in just 0.1 to 0.3 seconds).

13 September 2017
Top Bookmakers Name Odds-On Favourites for 2017-2018 NBA Championship Success
As a result, the Warriors won the championship for a fifth time, taking back the title that they last won as recently as 2015. The two teams have met in the final for three consecutive years, with the Cavs picking up the title just once, in 2016.