Tenth boy walks from Thai cave as rescue mission nears end

Tenth boy walks from Thai cave as rescue mission nears end

As the eight boys already rescued from Thailand's Tham Luang Cave convalesce in a Chiang Rai hospital, an global rescue team has entered the flooded cave system for the third consecutive day to free the four children and their 25-year-old soccer coach still trapped inside.

After day two of the rescue operation, Thai navy officials said four more boys had been led to safety on Monday after the first four were rescued on Sunday.

But rescuing the remaining five people, who include the boys' 25-year-old soccer coach, could take more than one operation, Narongsak said.

Thai authorities said the four boys rescued from the cave are hungry but in good health.

A break in the rain allows divers to reach further inside the cave but they are still a long distance from where the boys are believed to be.

Tech Billionaire Elon Musk's submarine, created to save the Thai schoolboys trapped in a flooded cave network, has been rebuffed by rescuers after he arrived at the scene with the technology.

The third phase of an operation to rescue four remaining boys and their football coach trapped inside a flooded Thai cave is underway. Rescue operations have halted for the night and will restart on Tuesday.

Three ambulances along with cars, hummers and soldiers have been seen entering the cave site where rescuers have been carrying out a high-stakes operation to bring out trapped members of a youth soccer team.

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Two of the first boys had mild lung infections which could be pneumonia but, he said, most of the boys were "fine, normal" and had undergone a battery of tests, X-rays, and received vaccinations. A local government official confirmed the rescue while a police source, who also did not want to be named, said "the ninth and 10th were about 20 minutes apart".

The second group of four rescued on Monday are aged 12 to 14.

"If everything goes right, we will see four kids and a doctor and three Seals that have stayed with the kids will all come out", he said.

Crowds at the teeming rescue site cheer the good news, but attention soon turns to the hard task of getting the boys out safely.

Narongsak said he was grateful for Musk's support but the equipment was impractical for the rescue mission. We've started giving them "medical food" this morning.

The boys were carried out on a stretcher on Tuesday, making them the first two to come out on the rescue's third day. Each boy was accompanied underwater by two divers helping them navigate the dark, murky water in the flooded tunnels.

The leaders overseeing the desperate and risky rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in northern Thailand were only half joking when they quipped that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun.

Reuters reports that soccer's governing body, FIFA, has invited the boys to the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday if they make it out in time.

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