By Savannah Smith   |  07-09-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter | @MarvinLQuinn

Four more boys have been successfully extracted out of the cave on Monday bringing the total rescued to eight in the continuing gallant rescue mission to bring out all 12 of the trapped, Thai boys and their football coach out of Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. Only five from the football team - four boys and their coach remain inside the cave.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thailand Cave Rescue Live Updates: 8th Person Is Out <a href="https://t.co/DPJd1cPRTs">https://t.co/DPJd1cPRTs</a></p>&mdash; Marvin Quinn (@MarvinLQuinn) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarvinLQuinn/status/1016328142758260739?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The newly-rescued batch would be examined and treated at the hospital on the way to hopefully their full recovery after two weeks of being trapped inside the cave.

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It was confirmed that at 11 am BST that a fifth boy had been brought out to safety. The following hour, two more were freed. An eighth boy spotted on a stretcher at around 1pm BST.

The rescue chief said efforts were made to make the new extraction run on Monday quicker than that of Sunday’s operations. Air tanks were replaced and the guide ropes were tightened along the escape route rescuers and the boys will be passing by.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a>: 8:44PM (6:44AM PST) Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand - Rescue effort paused. Thunderstorms and rain expected. Prayers for all involved!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a> 7:20PM (5:20AM PST) Mae Sai… <a href="https://t.co/K5qXlhPwuP">https://t.co/K5qXlhPwuP</a></p>&mdash; IIEMS (@IIEMS_) <a href="https://twitter.com/IIEMS_/status/1016326575535656960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Officials also said that a low dam was constructed outside the cave to keep water levels down inside to reinforce the new rescue attempt.

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Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda said the four boys who were rescued on Sunday were in stable condition. Family members and relatives have yet to be allowed to visit the boys in their hospital rooms due to concerns on possible infection.

Sunday’s rescue effort alone required the participation of 90 divers, more than half of them foreigners, to navigate flooded and pitch-black terrain. Strong current also made the rescue efforts more challenging.

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There is a lull of 10 hours in between the rescue batches to allow the rescue workers to replace air tanks and gear along the escape route.

Rescuers have been rushing against time and water in trying to get everyone out especially as monsoon rains bore down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province.

It helped the second day of the rescue mission that the heavy downpour did not raise water levels in the cave. Workers are continuing to pump water out.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a>: Reports say that the rescue mission has ended for the day after 8 of the 12 boys trapped in a cave were rescued. Four boys and their soccer coach remain in the cave in Thailand.</p>&mdash; Country 105 (@Country105OnAir) <a href="https://twitter.com/Country105OnAir/status/1016328254389719041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jul/09/thai-cave-rescue-resumes-to-free-eight-boys-and-coach-still-trapped-latest-news

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Anonymous No. 30805 1531159931

wouldn't it suck to be the last one trapped? just having a buddy in a situation like this would be a huge confidence boost. If one guy has to wait alone he will probably go nuts!

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