Young Thai soccer team trapped in cave sends positive video message

Young Thai soccer team trapped in cave sends positive video message

Young Thai soccer team trapped in cave sends positive video message

The group is between 800 metres and 1km below the surface, and about 2km inside the cave.

Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the health of the boys and coach were checked using a field assessment in which red is critical condition, yellow is serious and green is stable.

"As rain is forecast in the next few days, the evacuation must be sped up".

The other immediate issue is the risk of water continuing to rise.

Two British rescuer divers who had flown over to join the search operation found the boys on Monday night.

"They are mentally quite fit, better than anticipated". "It will seem very bright when they come out into the sunshine".

"In theory, human beings can last 30 days (without food)", Narongsak told reporters on Monday before the rescue was completed, CBS reported.

The priority now is to give the boys the necessary strength to get out of the cave. They have muscle atrophy.

"I'm happy they found them and they were all safe", said Pichai Chairatthanawanit of Wakefield.

Thai officials have been giving out mixed messages about the urgency of a rescue attempt.

Thailand is now in the midst of its monsoon season, and while Monday was relatively dry, the rains returned on Tuesday. She said she would cook her son a Thai fried omelet, his favorite food, when he returns home.

"Diving is not easy".

Volanthen and Stanton, who are members of the British Cave Council, described passageways so narrow they had to squirm through them. "If the gear is lost at any stage, it could be perilous", he said.

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The team was given energy gels to sustain them in the meantime.

Rescue experts have suggested the safest option would be to supply the children and their coach with food and medical supplies and wait for the water level to subside, which could take weeks or even months, but the expected heavy rainfall could complicate the equation. The team now face the choice of learning to dive in perilous conditions or waiting months for the waters to recede.

It is thought the boys could move through parts of the cave in dry conditions but rushing waters clogged the narrow passages with mud and debris, blocking visibility and access.

Right now they can't do anything at all.

"Thirteen?" asked the diver. When water levels fell Sunday, the divers went forward with a more methodical approach, deploying a rope line and extra oxygen supplies along the way.

In 2010 he and Mr Volanthen were hailed for their courage after they descended nearly 1,000 metres through flooded passages in search of a French cave explorer trapped for more than a week beneath the gorges of the Ardeche in southern France.

The decision about when and how any rescue attempt is made lies ultimately with the Thai military.

Efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing but it's clear that some areas of the sprawling cavern can not be drained, said Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, a member of Thailand's ruling military junta.

The boys and their coach are not in danger of drowning.

Thai Navy seals released a video Monday showing the moment they found the 12 young soccer players and their coach, 9 days after they went missing.

A sign outside the entrance warns visitors not to enter during the rainy season from July to November. Tham Luang, Thailand's longest cave, and a popular tourist site, is said to be a labyrinth and a popular tourist destination.

While efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing, it's clear that some areas of the sprawling cavern can not be drained, said Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, a member of Thailand's ruling military junta.

But the focus quickly shifted to the tricky task of how to evacuate them safely from the still-flooded caverns.

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