Four of the Boys Trapped in Thailand Cave are Safe after Amazing Rescue

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After a three-and-a-half-hour mission led by British divers, four of the youth soccer players trapped in a Thailand cave for 16-days have been rescued.

Sunday’s amazing Thailand cave rescue involved more than 90 divers, search and rescue teams, cave experts and an on site medical team.  Fifty of the rescuers are from Thailand and 40 others are from across the world played a key role in the success of today’s rescue. According to sources, the attempt to rescue the remaining 9 will resume. The four boys who safely made it out today have been transported to a Chiang Rai hospital for an evaluation.

Sunday from a flooded cave in Thailand where they were trapped for 16 days. The team of divers is expected to resume the mission Monday to rescue the remaining eight boys and their soccer coach.

The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

Two divers were assigned to each child to help them navigate the dangerous, narrow passageways. The next phase could begin Monday after rescue teams replenish the supply of oxygen tanks along the route. It could take two to four days complete the mission, officials said.

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