3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

Thailand Cave Search

Chiang Rai acting Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn

The weather in Chiang Rai, Thailand, where the boys and their coach are trapped in a cave, is "actually quite dry", said CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy. However, officials scotched any chance of using the mini sub, made of rocket parts, to rescue the remaining boys.

Football's governing body, FIFA, has invited the boys to the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. They'll also be bringing back 3 Navy SEALS and a medic who have been in the cave with the team since the first day of the rescue efforts.

"The kids are footballers, are strong and have high immunity", Jesada said when asked why they survived so long.

Narongsak Osatanakorn says the rescue mission began at 10.08 a.m. and involves 19 divers.

The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave are in good mental and physical health and are asking for chocolate, officials said Tuesday, although two were on antibiotics after being tested for pneumonia.

Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around their hospital beds.

Rescue teams have already extracted eight Thai boys from the cave, and all are recovering from their ordeal in hospital and said to be in good health.

The members of the "Wild Boars" team, aged between 12 and 16, were guided to safety through the twisting, submerged passages of the Tham Luang cave by a team of worldwide expert divers flanked by Thai Navy SEALs over two days in a meticulously planned operation.

The eight boys who have left the cave are being treated in an isolation ward in a Chiang Rai hospital.

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Finally, a miracle: the 12 boys and their coach are found alive late Monday evening about 400 metres beyond Pattaya Beach by the British cave diving team.

The first four boys have been allowed to see their families through a glass window as doctors continue to conduct thorough health checks and monitor the boys for any contagious diseases.

The remaining five members of the Thai soccer team are being rescued from the cave today.

Thai Navy SEALS on Monday proudly announced their latest successful extraction of four youth soccer players trapped in a cave by adopting the U.S. Navy's "Hooyah!"

Operations to pump water out of the cave went on despite heavy rain showers on Sunday and Monday.

Rain had continued overnight but the governor's initial hope was that the third stage of the rescue could be performed faster than the rescues on Sunday and Monday, when four boys were freed on each day.

The boys have been in the cave since June 23 when they were exploring the cave and unexpected rain flooded the tunnels.

All preparations, including replacing the oxygen cylinders positioned along the route out in the cave, take at least 20 hours, he said. Monday's rescue effort took about nine hours, two fewer than the day before, in a sign of growing confidence and expertise.

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