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Heroic divers free four more boys from flooded Thailand cave overnight

10 July, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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"All conditions are still as good as they were yesterday", Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osattanakorn said, as relayed by the AP.

Musk said the aluminum shell of the so-called submarine had high thermal conductivity, meaning it is able to allow heat to pass through it easily, and therefore provide insulation to the person inside.

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.

The news comes after four boys were rescued when the operation began on Sunday.

The operation was two hours shorter than Sunday's mission, with the last boy rescued at 8pm.

An Australian doctor's assessment of the 12 boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand with their coach appears to have persuaded rescuers to change their initial strategy and to bring the weakest boys out first.

Operations kicked off at about 5am BST (11am Thai time) when a team of 18 elite Thai and worldwide divers entered the cave.

"We have helped four more children today", said rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn.

The divers took food and supplies to the group to build up their strength, but the arrival of monsoon rains made it essential to immediately extract them.

The Wild Boars Soccer team disappeared after they went into the cave complex on June 23 and were trapped by rising waters.

Last week, Musk sent engineers from two of his companies, SpaceX and Boring Co., to assist Thai officials in the rescue effort, which comprises a large team of worldwide diving, engineering and medical experts, among other professionals.

Last night, emerging from the cave complex, some of the boys were carried to a fleet of helicopters amid frenzied cheering from onlookers.

In a race against time amid a heavy downpour, experts concluded their original plan to swim the boys out was the best option.

Ultimately, however, there are so many unknowns, and it's hard to predict what pathogens, if any, the boys have been exposed to, Adalja said. "We know that bats can transmit many different infectious diseases, including things like rabies". "If we bring five we have to change the plan".

The generals and other officials overseeing the desperate operation to rescue 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in Thailand's sweltering far north were only half joking when they quipped Monday that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun.

The death of military diver Saman Kunan on Friday underscored the huge risks the boys face.

Authorities say the boys are being held close to divers and wear oxygen masks. He had placed oxygen tanks along the route but didn't have enough air to get back to safety.

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