Thai cave rescue: Boys, coach start road to recovery after dramatic ordeal


Thai cave rescue: Boys, coach start road to recovery after dramatic ordeal

Divers have begun the third phase of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped more than two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand and aim to bring out the last four boys and their coach Tuesday, the top rescue official said. ABC News has 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. Musk had proposed possible technological solutions for extracting the boys while they were trapped and travelled to Thailand this week.

Miles away from the Thai city, thousands across the world joined them in celebration.

"If they were sedated, how would they come out?" he asked reporters. Eight of the trapped boys had been brought out of the cave by divers on Sunday and Monday. Momentary celebrations quickly gave way to rising anxiety as it became clear that the rescue would necessarily be highly risky. The water level has reached the lowest it has been in ten days.

Onlookers in Chiang Rai, Thailand, watch and cheer as ambulances transport some of the rescued schoolboys from a cave where they were trapped for two weeks. When facing a very narrow path, they will release the tank from the back and slowly roll the tank and guide the boy through.

Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around their hospital beds.

"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what".

The head of the operation, Narongsak Osottanakorn, said earlier the final operation would be "more challenging" because one more survivor would be brought out, along with three Navy SEALs who have been accompanying them.

Cheers erupted from the dozens of volunteers and journalists awaiting news of whether the intricate and high-risk rescue mission had succeeded. "Is there anyone who can help with an address?"

President Donald Trump congratulated the Thai SEALs on Twitter. Rain fell periodically throughout the three days of extractions, but pumping efforts were so successful that the amount of time the boys spent underwater was minimized, officials said. Parents of the four boys rescued on Sunday were allowed to see them through a glass window at the hospital, public health officials said on Tuesday, but they will be quarantined for the time being. With that said, the capsule also looks like a claustrophobic's worst nightmare. "We would be honored to welcome the team from the Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season".



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