Second day of Thailand cave rescue

Second day of Thailand cave rescue

Second day of Thailand cave rescue

Officials told Reuters that Monday's rescue operation would take between 10 and 20 hours.

Giving an update on the four boys pulled from the cave Sunday, Narongsak said, "This morning, they said they were hungry and wanted to eat khao pad grapao" - a popular Thai rice dish of meat stir-fried with basil and chili peppers. He also said that a shorter version of the pod was nearly complete.

None of the boys' identities have been publicly revealed.

The extreme danger of the rescue effort was underscored last week when a former Thai Navy SEAL, Samarn Poonan, died after he fell unconscious while placing oxygen tanks deep inside the cave. On Sunday, four boys were safely evacuated from the cave.

There are only five people still trapped in the cave, including the soccer coach, but rescue operations were halted at nightfall. "We can't visit our boys in hospital because they need to be monitored for 48 hours", Mr Somboon said.

Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, said there is a threat of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the boys and their coach, but he said he is hopeful it won't be an issue for a majority of the kids.

On Monday afternoon, Osatanakorn said the same group of divers involved in Sunday's rescue operation had entered the cave at 11 a.m. local time to rescue the group still stuck inside.

Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to hospital in Chiang Rai. "The rest of the kids are in the same spot".

He said he sent a small submarine to Thailand; it is expected to arrive Monday night local time.

The health of the four boys and their football coach is said to be good as they ready to be guided through the narrow flooded passages of the complex.

Divers have gone in for the second rescue attempt, Thai officials said. "And we will do it faster because we are afraid of the rain". "And we have more expertise than yesterday", he said. Add Thailand Cave Rescue as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Thailand Cave Rescue news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

The Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23. Previously, round trips through the cave network would take about 11 hours.

According to the website OzTek, Dr Harris is an underwater photographer who have dived for over 30 years.

The same elite divers involved in Sunday's rescue would conduct the next one, given their knowledge of the cave conditions, Thailand's interior minister said in a statement. They were accompanied by two professional divers each throughout.

An ambulance carries the sixth person rescued from Tham Luang cave.

Who are the boys and their coach?

All the eight boys have been admitted to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, where they have been put in quarantine to guard against possible infections.

On finally emerging blinking into the daylight, the boys were hugged by their British rescuers before being taken to hospital. "We're under a lot of pressure", she said, declining to be named because she was not allowed to speak to the media. Down the street, a loudspeaker told vendors to "keep off the road" and to "not obstruct the transfer mission". There was no word on the condition of any of the people brought out on Monday. "Very fearless and talented people!"

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