Mission Continues in Rescue of Thai Soccer Team

Phase two of Thai cave rescue underway

This undated handout photo taken recently and released by the Royal Thai Navy on 7 July 2018 shows a group of Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in the cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park.

A family member told CNN Monday that they hadn't been told which boys had been pulled out, and who is still trapped in the cave.

Though it rained again Sunday, it did not affect the water levels in the cave, said Narongsak Osatanakorn, the leader of the command center in charge of the rescue operation.

Alluding to that worry, the regional army commander offered his thanks Monday to the rain god Phra Pirun, imploring him to "keep showing us mercy".

Eight boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave as authorities paused the global effort to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route. On Monday, four more were rushed to a hospital.

"They (the four) will be kept away from their parents for a while because we are concerned about infections", Narongsak said.

So far, rescues have been spaced out to allow for the divers to rest and the oxygen tank to be restocked. Four others were extracted Sunday.

Elite divers began a rescue mission on Sunday, successfully escorting four of them out, and were aiming to extract the others swiftly before fresh monsoon rains made escape impossible.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister had visited Phuket to check on the search operation of tourists who were missing after a boat capsized off the resort island's coast on Thursday.

Families of the four boys who were rescued on Sunday evening have not yet seen them since they were rushed to the Chiangrai Prachanukroh hospital, about 60 miles from the cave.


Interior Minister Anupong Paojina said the same divers who participated in Sunday's rescue conducted the operation Monday because they are familiar with the cave conditions.

The boys and their coach went exploring in the massive cave on June 23 after a soccer practice, and were cut off when a rainstorm flooded the cave. (XYL.N), one of the world's top water technology firms, Decker spent much of last week reaching out to Thai officials and mobilizing his company of 17,000 employees to help.

After rescuing the four boys, the officials paused the operation for at least 10 hours to fill the oxygen tanks that were used.

"I'm hoping for good news today", he said.

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the first four boys freed.

The potential for rising water and the dwindling oxygen levels added to the urgency of getting the team out. Efforts to pump water out of the cave have been set back by heavy downpours.

Last night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: "Have sweet dreams everyone". Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days.

TRT World's John Joe Regan has the latest from Thailand.

Their escape led to an explosion of jubilation on social media in Thailand as the rescued boys were rushed to hospital.

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