Two boys from the soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex have reportedly been rescued as part of the second operation to remove the team from the cave, leaving only six other boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped in the cave.
According to the Daily Mail, the fifth boy was rescued from the cave just before 5pm local time before being in a helicopter en route to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the sixth was rescued just two hours later.
BREAKING; a sixth boy has now emerged from #thamluangcave – the second rescue for the day – and is being treated on site by medics. The fifth boy was stretchered out at around 445pm and has now arrived at Chiang Rai hospital after being choppered from the cave rescue site.
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According to the Bangkok Post, as part of the second operation, four boys in total had been brought to chamber 3, which is beyond the narrow bottleneck which poses one of the most difficult parts of the route out.
— Bangkok Post (@BangkokPostNews) July 9, 2018
Rescue operations resumed at 11am today, following a 20-hour operation yesterday that saw four members of the Wild Boar FC removed to safety. According to the ABC, the divers who undertook the operation yesterday are undertaking the second attempt.
The four boys who have already been rescued have been placed in quarantine to avoid the risk of infection. Rescue mission commander Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters that after being rescued they were in good spirits but hungry, specifically requesting pad kra pao.Image: Supplied