Thailand Cave Mission Accomplished As Rescuers Emerge; ‘2020’ Plans Special Episode

Thailand Cave Mission Accomplished As Rescuers Emerge; ‘2020’ Plans Special Episode

This now brings the total number of rescued boys to eight.

The Seals said they are still waiting for a medic and three navy Seals who stayed with the boys to emerge from the cave.

"I've told them: once this has died down let's really sit down and have a more in-depth interview on what's really happening", he said. All have now been transferred to hospital.

The story captured national attention since British divers discovered the boys on Monday, July 2. The prime minister may host a banquet to thank the foreign divers. Rescuers are preparing equipment for a third rescue mission for Tuesday morning. 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. A dozen team members ranging in age from 11 to 16 and their coach became trapped on June 23 while exploring Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after a soccer practice.

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Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers.

Pictures from Tuesday: The unprecedented mission to evacuate the "Wild Boar" football team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave entered its end game on Tuesday as rescuers said they will guide the remaining four boys and their coach to freedom. Those evacuated so far have been taken to hospital in Chiang Rai for treatment and observation.

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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 after two rescue pushes on successive days.

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"We have more expertise than yesterday", he said.

The team was also given anti-anxiety medication to calm them while the divers got them out.

Four boys and their coach remain in the cave, but it's unclear if authorities will try to extract them in a group of four or try to take the five out in a single mission.

While their parents have been able to visit them, they have been kept separate "through the glass because doctors are concerned". It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team. Each of the rescued boys has been guided through the dark winding cave by a pair of divers.

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