Musk collected from submarine missiles to rescue children from Thai caves

Musk collected from submarine missiles to rescue children from Thai caves

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the rescued boys.

Even as a massive operation is underway to rescue the remaining members of the Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded cave, a diver involved with the mission highlighted the risks involved in carrying out the rescue.

Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions, the longer, first missing taking 11 hours.

"Everyone is in high spirits and are happy to get out", Jesada added.

The boys had good appetites but were mainly being given bland, easily digestible foods.

"The boys were asking for bread with chocolate spread", Jedsada said, adding that the request was granted but they were kept away from spicy food.

Chiang Rai acting governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said he is not sure if the remaining five people in the caves will be extracted in one or more operations. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuter.

The first eight boys rescued are now at a hospital, and they are in good conditions physically and mentally, Thai health officials said here on Tuesday.

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The challenges 12 boys and their soccer coach are facing as they make their way out of a flooded cave in Thailand are more mental than physical, Canadian cave divers and rescuers said Monday.

"If nothing goes wrong the four boys and the coach, along with the doctor and three Seals with them, will leave the cave together today".

The mission which started Sunday is a race against the clock with heavy rain expected this week which would again flood the tunnels with fast-flowing, rising water.

"Today (Tuesday) we hope to be faster", Narongsak added, of the complex and unsafe operation that involves diving through narrow, flooded chambers.

They were trapped in the Tham Luan Nang Non cave that became flooded by monsoon rains while they were exploring it after a soccer practice on June 23.

Four more of the boys were carried on stretchers out of the labyrinthine Tham Luang cave on the Myanmar border at dusk on Monday, bringing to eight the number brought out so far after two rescue pushes on successive days.

"I beg Phra Pirun because the Meteorological Department said that from Monday on there will be continuous rain", Bancha said. Four boys and the coach are still deep inside, and authorities have indicated they're continuing with their so-far successful effort to bring the boys out guided by experienced divers. ABC News identified the Wild Boar soccer team players Mongkol Boonbiam, Songpong Jaiwong, Ponchai Kumluang, Pipat Pothi, Duangpetch Promthep, Adul Samon, Panumat Sangdee, Peerapat Sompiangjai, Prajak Sutham, Nuttawut Takamsong, Chanin Wiboonrungrueng and Eakkarat Wongsukchan.

In a tweet, Mr Musk said he had "just returned from Cave 3. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future".

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