Second day of Thailand cave rescue

A curious soccer team a flooded Thai cave and a perilous trek to safety

There was no immediate word on their conditions.

An official briefed on the rescue operation said Monday the rescued kids haven't yet been served the chicken dish but are starting instead with lighter blander food such as diluted porridge.

It was not clear Monday morning whether divers had reentered the huge Tham Luang cave complex where the remaining nine people have been trapped for more than two weeks.

Around that time, an ambulance left the cave area and headed toward a helicopter, which landed at a nearby hospital. It was unclear who was inside the ambulance or the helicopter.

The rescue operation was launched on Sunday and four boys were brought out that day.

Four members of the Wild Boar soccer team were rescued Sunday and are in a hospital. The rescued children were taken to the hospital, and officials said early Monday that they are strong and safe but need to undergo detailed medical checks. It takes several hours. Narongsak Osottanakorn, head of the rescue mission, told reporters that the first boys - who have spent 15 nights trapped some 4 km inside the flooded cave - could emerge around 9pm local time (7:30pm IST).

The 12 boys and their coach were found alive late Monday evening (2nd July) about 400 metres beyond an air-pocket area called "Pattaya Beach".

"They are all of our students, all of our friends, all of our children", she said.

Australia's foreign minister says 19 Australian personnel are involved in the Thailand cave rescue operation including a doctor who's played an essential part in assessing which boys can leave and in what order.

This team of 90 divers, consists of 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas.

Saman Gunan had been on his way back from taking air tanks to the trapped boys when his own air supply ran out.

"The water level is still at a satisfactory level and we have enough teams to complete the mission", Narongsak said on Monday.

Divers took about four hours to escort the four from the ledge to the chamber, the source added.

Narongsak explained the group chose to move forward with the mission because heavy rains are expected in the area in the coming days, which could have further complicated the rescue.

The global effort to save the Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave includes divers and experts from all over the world.

Workers have been labouring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside.

The rescue operation will now pause for at least 10 hours, according to Narongsak Osatanakorn, chief of the command centers coordinating the rescue, so that divers can replenish their oxygen tanks. The images showed a team of SpaceX engineers testing the device in the swimming pool of a Los Angeles high school. If the tests are successful, the sub would be placed on a 17-hour flight to Thailand.

"The teams here are happy the boys are being rescued but also anxious about the severity of the boys' conditions".

Getting all of them out the same way they came in was always a long shot, but so far one proving itself with two days of good news.

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