Ops To Extract Thai Boys Still In Cave To Resume Today:

?Thai Cave Rescue Live Updates?: Ops To Resume Today

Thai Cave Rescue Operation: The narrow cave system is proving to be a challenge for rescuers.

The plight of a Thai football team, trapped in a cave with coach for over two weeks has transfixed the entire world. Rescuers teams have been working round the clock and families camping outside the Tham Luang cave. After rescuers said that perfect conditions for evacuation had come, a rescue mission began on Sunday. So far, four boys have been evacuate from the cave. Efforts to bring out the remaining eight boys and their adult coach to the surface will resume today.

The cave system, bordering Myanmar in northern Thailand, has proven to be an immense challenge for the international rescue coalition. Some of the world’s best divers have volunteered to help in the operation alongside Thai Navy SEALs.

Here are the updates on the Thai Cave rescue ops 

Jul 09, 2018
10:15 (IST)
A source inside the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital where the boys are being kept said their condition was “not bad” but said doctors were watching for signs of hypothermia.
Jul 09, 2018
09:59 (IST)

None of the boys have scuba diving experience. Experts have warned they could easily panic while swimming underwater in darkness.

 

Jul 09, 2018
09:45 (IST)
White they were in the cave, the boys scribbled heartfelt notes to their parents, expressing hopes of reunion. Their coach had apologized to the parents for agreeing to take the boys to the cave.

Jul 09, 2018
09:41 (IST)
Jul 09, 2018
09:39 (IST)

There was anticipation about the rescue but there were also challenges

Diving ability

The boys, aged from 11 and 16, have no diving experience and some can not even swim. They have received training in recent days in preparation for the extraction effort, but they will have to swim using scuba gear through fast-flowing water in darkness, a challenge for even elite divers.

T-Junction

The sliver of space is 1.9 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the shelf where the boys have been sheltering above the waters. After energy-sapping efforts navigating jagged tunnels and clambering up or down rock walls for this distance, they will confront Sam Yak.

“The biggest crisis spot for diving is on the left from the T-Junction,” said Narongsak Osottanakorn, the rescue mission chief, in a briefing on July 2.

Duration, strength

The journey will be a long one. The rescue mission chief, Narongsak Osottanakorn, told reporters on Sunday that the first boy was not expected to emerge until 9pm (1400 GMT) on Sunday. This tallies with previous estimates from officials that it would take the divers five hours to reach the ledge where the team is trapped, and six hours for the journey out.

 

Jul 09, 2018
09:29 (IST)

Rick Stanton, renowned British diver first discovered the 12 children and their football coach trapped in the cave. 

Jul 09, 2018
09:16 (IST)
Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand’s elite navy SEAL unit are the main team guiding the boys to safety through narrow, submerged passageways that claimed the life of a former Thai navy diver on Friday.
Jul 09, 2018
09:03 (IST)
Jul 09, 2018
09:03 (IST)

Four members of a youth soccer team were rescued Sunday from a cave complex in northern Thailand where they had been stranded for more than two weeks. Rescue operations for the ones still trapped will resume today.

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