Thai Cave Rescue Highlights : 8 Boys Brought Out Of Thai Cave On Second Day, Ops Halted

Rescue workers in Thailand carried the eight out of the cave on Monday, a Reuters witness said. Rescue operations have been halted for the day. 

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Thai Cave Rescue Highlights : 8 Boys Brought Out Of Thai Cave On Second Day, Ops Halted

Thai Cave Rescue Operation: The narrow cave system is proving to be a challenge for rescuers.

The plight of a Thai football team, trapped in a cave with coach for over two weeks has transfixed the entire world. Rescuers teams have been working round the clock and families camping outside the Tham Luang cave. After rescuers said that perfect conditions for evacuation had come, a rescue mission began on Sunday. So far, four boys have been evacuate from the cave. Rescue workers in Thailand carried the eight out of the cave on Monday, a Reuters witness said. Rescue operations have been halted for the day. 

The cave system, bordering Myanmar in northern Thailand, has proven to be an immense challenge for the international rescue coalition. Some of the world's best divers have volunteered to help in the operation alongside Thai Navy SEALs.

Here are the highlights of day two of the Thai Cave rescue ops: 


Jul 09, 2018
18:12 (IST)
8th boy rescued from Thai cave, operations stopped for the day. 4 boys and coach still to be brought out

Jul 09, 2018
17:32 (IST)

Two more people were taken out of the cave as rescue workers in Thailand continue operations from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, apparently taking the total number rescued to seven.
Jul 09, 2018
15:54 (IST)
Fifth boy from a group of 12 and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave complex, a navy official said, hours after the rescue mission resumed.
Jul 09, 2018
15:45 (IST)

Rescue workers in Thailand reported carried a person on a stretcher from a cave into an ambulance, according to a Reuters witness. The person will the fifth to be rescued. 

There was no immediate confirmation from authorities that the person on the stretcher was one of the boys trapped in the flooded cave complex but media reported it was.
Jul 09, 2018
15:21 (IST)
However Monday's surprisingly quick extraction of the initial batch of four, who were guided out of a network of flooded tunnels by divers, fuelled optimism that the others would also be quickly rescued.

Jul 09, 2018
15:08 (IST)
Weather forecasters warned heavy rain could hit the cave area Monday afternoon and continue through the week. Rain could re-flood parts of the cave complex that have been drained and make the escape route much harder or even impossible to navigate.

Jul 09, 2018
14:59 (IST)
Operation To Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Resumes: Officials
An operation to rescue a group of Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave resumed on Monday, said several officials with knowledge of the operation at the Tham Luang cave in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai." 
Jul 09, 2018
14:58 (IST)
Rescue workers  have however not spoken about how many boys they hoped to bring out on Monday.
Jul 09, 2018
14:45 (IST)
"They (the four) are well and happy. This morning they complained that they are hungry and they asked for fried basil with rice," rescue ops chief told media.
Jul 09, 2018
14:14 (IST)
Thai Cave Rescue Operation: Elon Musk Tweets Demo Of Proposed "Kid-Size Sub" To Rescue Thai Boys
American tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has proposed a mini submarine to save the boys trapped inside a flooded Thai cave, floating the idea on social media while linking it to his space exploration business." 
Jul 09, 2018
14:06 (IST)
Four rescued from Thai cave being kept away from parents due to infection fears, an official said. Doctors will decide on family visits "at a distance or through glass."

Jul 09, 2018
13:56 (IST)
"All the equipment is ready. Oxygen bottles are ready... in next few hours we will have good news," Narongsak Osottanakorn, the rescue chief said. 
Jul 09, 2018
13:54 (IST)
Rescue chief expects 'good news in a few hours' from Thai cave mission : AFP
Jul 09, 2018
13:51 (IST)
"At 11 am sent (in) the second operation," Narongsak Osottanakorn said, adding he hopes it will be "quicker" than Sunday's operation which brought out four of the team : AFP
Jul 09, 2018
13:31 (IST)
An operation to rescue a group of Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave resumed on Monday, said several officials with knowledge of the operation : Reuters
Jul 09, 2018
13:14 (IST)
The complete rescue mission which involves navigating the complex Tham Luang cave could take three or four days to complete.
Jul 09, 2018
12:52 (IST)
Phuket-Based diver Ben Reymenants has also been a part of the rescue operation. Mentioning him in a Facebook post, another diver said: Mahatma Gandhi said "Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion" and the quote describe well the Rescue that is undergoing in the Tham Luang cave. Stay safe and Godspeed. 

Jul 09, 2018
12:15 (IST)
Thailand Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said the four pulled from the cave "are strong and safe" and in the care of doctors : AFP
Jul 09, 2018
12:08 (IST)
Classmates of the Thai boys trapped in the Tham Luang cave pray next to a banner with their pictures

Jul 09, 2018
11:45 (IST)
Heavy rain soaked the Tham Luang Cave area in Thailand's northern Chiang Rai province overnight. It is a "war with water and time" to save the boys.
Jul 09, 2018
11:23 (IST)
Jul 09, 2018
11:12 (IST)
People pray for the boys, as rescue ops resume today

Jul 09, 2018
10:46 (IST)
Authorities continued to refuse to release details about the identities or the condition of the four boys who have been rescued. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters that it was not wise to ask such questions. He is also scheduled to visit the cave site later today. 
Jul 09, 2018
10:33 (IST)
"It is an extremely risky undertaking," Bill Whitehouse, vice chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council, told AFP, adding "poor visibility in the water, tortuous passages to get through, constrictions" were some of the major obstacles divers face.
Jul 09, 2018
10:15 (IST)
A source inside the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital where the boys are being kept said their condition was "not bad" but said doctors were watching for signs of hypothermia.
Jul 09, 2018
09:59 (IST)

None of the boys have scuba diving experience. Experts have warned they could easily panic while swimming underwater in darkness.

 

Jul 09, 2018
09:45 (IST)
White they were in the cave, the boys scribbled heartfelt notes to their parents, expressing hopes of reunion. Their coach had apologized to the parents for agreeing to take the boys to the cave.

Jul 09, 2018
09:41 (IST)
Day 2 Of Thai Boys' Rescue, Experts Warn Of Panic While Swimming In Dark
A treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave entered its second day Monday, with nine of the "Wild Boars" still inside after elite divers guided four out."

Jul 09, 2018
09:39 (IST)

There was anticipation about the rescue but there were also challenges

Diving ability

The boys, aged from 11 and 16, have no diving experience and some can not even swim. They have received training in recent days in preparation for the extraction effort, but they will have to swim using scuba gear through fast-flowing water in darkness, a challenge for even elite divers.

T-Junction

The sliver of space is 1.9 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the shelf where the boys have been sheltering above the waters. After energy-sapping efforts navigating jagged tunnels and clambering up or down rock walls for this distance, they will confront Sam Yak.

"The biggest crisis spot for diving is on the left from the T-Junction," said Narongsak Osottanakorn, the rescue mission chief, in a briefing on July 2.

Duration, strength

The journey will be a long one. The rescue mission chief, Narongsak Osottanakorn, told reporters on Sunday that the first boy was not expected to emerge until 9pm (1400 GMT) on Sunday. This tallies with previous estimates from officials that it would take the divers five hours to reach the ledge where the team is trapped, and six hours for the journey out.

 

Jul 09, 2018
09:29 (IST)
Rick Stanton, renowned British diver first discovered the 12 children and their football coach trapped in the cave. 

Jul 09, 2018
09:16 (IST)
Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit are the main team guiding the boys to safety through narrow, submerged passageways that claimed the life of a former Thai navy diver on Friday.
Jul 09, 2018
09:03 (IST)
Four Thai Boys Rescued From Flooded Cave, Operation Races The Rains
Four members of a youth soccer team were rescued Sunday from a cave complex in northern Thailand where they had been stranded for more than two weeks, according to the provincial governor." itemprop="description
Jul 09, 2018
09:03 (IST)

Four members of a youth soccer team were rescued Sunday from a cave complex in northern Thailand where they had been stranded for more than two weeks. Rescue operations for the ones still trapped will resume today.

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