THE ninth and tenth boys have reportedly been freed from the cave and are being carried on stretchers to a waiting helicopter. Two boys and their coach remain trapped.

Two boys and their coach remain trapped inside the Tham Luang cave as the complex operation continues.

Earlier, Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn said 19 divers were taking part in the final extraction.

“We hope that today we can bring out the four, plus one,” said Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn, referring to coach Ekkapon Chantawongse.

He said that 19 divers were now in the cave preparing for the final extraction of the remarkable mission.

Thai Navy SEALs appeared to be in good spirits, posting on Facebook they were looking forward to celebrating success.

“Today is 10 July 2018. It will be longer than previous ones. We will celebrate together finally,” they wrote.


The governor said he expected today’s operation would be even faster than the previous two days, which saw eight boys successfully evacuated.

This means the five will likely emerge above ground sometime in the midafternoon, Thai time.

He said two of the eight boys who had been rescued were being treated intravenously for pneumonia at Chang Rai hospital. He said the treatment was proving so far successful.

“We expected them all to have pneumonia, and came up with a preventive measures, but most of them haven’t got pneumonia.”

Source : Dailytelegraph


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