More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

More Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

James Massola, on the ground in Chiang Rai province, covered the press conference after the rescue was wrapped up for the night, and reported that rescue mission chief Narongsak Osotanakorn said the team was "getting used to the operation". Tracy also noted that the glimpse we've seen of the trapped boys showed they appeared to be in good spirits.

The rescued boys, whose condition remains unknown, were brought by helicopter to a hospital in Chiang Rai.

Rescuers working at a cave site in northern Thailand have suspended operations for the day after bringing four more boys out of the flooded cave system on Monday.

But how did the group of 11- to 16-year-old boys and their 25-year-old coach even get to this point?

In one dramatic scene at 6.30pm, an army medic hoisted a drip while another held a monitor as a team of soldiers carried a boy on a stretcher.

The generals and other officials overseeing the desperate operation to rescue 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in Thailand's sweltering far north were only half joking when they quipped Monday that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun.

From their dedicated ward, the boys have demanded meals of pad krapow - a Thai comfort dish made from spicy pork, basil leaves and rice. But if the doctors suspect any contact with the winged mammals, the boys will most likely get postexposure vaccinations to prevent any possible rabies infections, Adalja told Live Science.

'The four children from today are in good health, ' he said.

The extraction of the 4 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 4 kilometers (2.5 miles). They can take normal food like diluted porridge'.

"Certain fungi can really thrive in bat droppings", Adalja said, and inhaling these fungal spores can lead to lung infections, including cryptococcosis or histoplasmosis, which is also known as "caver's disease".

Operations kicked off at about 5am BST (11am Thai time) when a team of 18 elite Thai and global divers entered the cave.

"The divers that were assembled from many countries are proud to have conducted this operation until its success", Narongsak said.

In a race against time amid a heavy downpour, experts concluded their original plan to swim the boys out was the best option. Yesterday's nine-hour mission - starting at 11am - was two hours shorter than Sunday's.

Eight boys have been rescued so far - four on Sunday and four on Monday. It's like when they reach the finish line exhausted'.

The footballers still awaiting rescue are about two kilometers further in, at a point very hard to access.

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