By Lexy  |  07-09-2018   News
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Day two of the Rescue:

Before updates on today's resumption of the rescue operation, here's an overview of what happened on Sunday.

The four boys that were rescued on Sunday have been transported to a hospital in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, about 60km away, witnesses told Reuters news agency.

Some 90 divers are involved in the rescue operation - 50 are foreign and 40 are Thai, the head of the rescue operation said.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Australian doctor and diver of 30 years, Richard Harris has been hailed a hero after risking his life to make the treacherous journey into flooded caves to assess the health of the trapped boys. It was on his advice that the boys were cleared to be rescued. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThailandCaveRescue?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThailandCaveRescue</a> <a href="https://t.co/r3wzJJIwrs">pic.twitter.com/r3wzJJIwrs</a></p>&mdash; Louisa Cheatley (@louisacheatley) <a href="https://twitter.com/louisacheatley/status/1016285857915887616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Thai authorities have said the four boys who were rescued on Sunday are hungry but in good health.

The boys are being kept apart from their family for the time being over infection concerns, the chief of mission told a press briefing.

Narongsak Osottanakorn said that doctors would decide on family visits "at a distance or through glass."

Reporting from Chiang Rai, Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen said that one of the diseases which has been mentioned as something the boys need to be cleared of is leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease that can be contracted by drinking contaminated water.

Initial reactions have been positive in response to the first phase of the rescue operation, with most people "amazingly happy" about the four boys rescued so far.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler said families are still concerned.

"We've been speaking to families up in that cave site … they want to know if that's their son," he said, referencing the rescued boys.

The young boys and their coach have been surviving on "chips and water," Heidler said, according to a woman who sold them snacks before they headed to the cave complex.

Heidler noted the team had previously visited the site multiple times as part of their team building exercises. The flooding of the cave has been attributed to monsoon rains.

Sunday was the day "we have all been waiting for," Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said at a press conference on Sunday after four boys were saved during the first phase of a rescue operation.

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"I would like to inform everyone at home and all those who have been giving us support all along, that after 16 days, today is the day we have been waiting for," he said.

"We are seeing the Wild Boars football team in the flesh now."

It takes approximately 11 hours to get to and from the chamber, where the remaining eight boys are trapped along with their coach.

The path is a difficult one to navigate. To exit the cave, the remaining boys, who are likely malnutrition, are expected to dive a narrow passage, which is 0.6m deep.

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11 Hours Round Trip

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Narrow Passage Area

Rescuers resume their operation to extract the remaining nine members of the Wild Boars football team out of the cave on Monday.

There has been rain overnight, which could complicate the operation if water levels inside the cave have risen.

Rescuers work to replenish air supplies inside the cave.

On Twitter, people have shared cartoons expressing their hope for the nine remaining in the cave.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Utterly gripped w/ my heart in my throat. Governor says the 4 boys dived 1km through the cruelly difficult caves to freedom. The entire world rooting for them and those amazing divers at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThaiCave?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThaiCave</a>. What a story. Happy ending so close. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThamLuang?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThamLuang</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThaiCaveRescue?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThaiCaveRescue</a> <a href="https://t.co/nVTPta4pBO">pic.twitter.com/nVTPta4pBO</a></p>&mdash; Teresa Tang (@TeresaTangCNA) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeresaTangCNA/status/1015975754062950400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%9B%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%9A%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#พาทีมหมูปากลับบาน</a><br>Boar go home. <a href="https://t.co/NHX9gi5OAy">pic.twitter.com/NHX9gi5OAy</a></p>&mdash; Jing (@4jingjinx) <a href="https://twitter.com/4jingjinx/status/1016022384719958016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The four who were rescued on Sunday have not been named yet. Not even the parents have been informed.

"I am still waiting here at the cave, keeping my fingers crossed to see whether my son will be one of those to come out today," Akkarat Wongsukjan, the mother of one of the boys, told AFP news agency on Monday morning.

"We heard four boys are out but we do not know who they are. Many parents are still here waiting. None of us has been informed of anything."

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Schoolmates pray next to a banner showing the team who were trapped at Mae Sai Prasitsart school on Monday morning.

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Classmates react after a teacher announces that some of the boys have been rescued at Mae Sai Prasitsart school.

The boys that were rescued from the cave on Sunday are strong and safe but need more medical checks, Thailand's interior minister said on Monday morning.

Anupong Paojinda said the same divers would carry out the next part of the operation, AP news agency reported.

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A security officer walks out of the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital where those who were rescued from the flooded cave are being treated.

The rescue operation to extract the eight boys and their coach from the cave resumed.

A Thai navy officer also told CNN divers had re-entered the cave. "The operation has begun, and it is ongoing at the moment," CNN quoted the officer as saying.

At least five ambulances have made their way to the cave entrance, a CNN reporter said on Twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Four ambulances drive up to Tham Luang cave in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Thailand?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Thailand</a>. A fifth followed shortly after. 8 boys and their football coach are still trapped inside <a href="https://t.co/kh07pOdWmp">pic.twitter.com/kh07pOdWmp</a></p>&mdash; Jo Shelley (@joshelleyCNN) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshelleyCNN/status/1016208395076956160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The second phase of the rescue mission got underway at 11 am local time (04:00 GMT), Thai officials have told a press briefing.

Chief of mission Narongsak Osottanakorn said he hoped for "good news in the hours ahead."

The Chiang Rai governor said overnight rain had not changed water levels in the cave where the boys are trapped.

Rescue workers in Thailand were seen carrying a person on a stretcher away from a cave and into a waiting ambulance, a Reuters witness has said.

Divers re-entered the Tham Luang cave to extract the remaining nine members of the Wild Boar football team at 11 am local time (04:00 GMT).

A fifth boy has been rescued from the Tham Luang cave according to a Royal Thai Navy official, Reuters news agency has reported.

AP news agency reported an ambulance with flashing lights was seen leaving the cave complex.

Sources have told Al Jazeera one boy has left the cave and is now in the field hospital near the entrance, while another boy is in the mouth of the cave and is about to come out.

"Two others are still a little further away," Step Vaessen reported from Chiang Rai.

The rescues have not been officially confirmed yet.

"It sounds like a very speedy recovery … It's only five hours after [divers] got in that this first boy has emerged," Vaessen said.

The amount of time it takes professional divers to make a round trip to the muddy ledge where the boys have been based was previously said to be 11 hours. On Sunday, the first boys came out more than seven hours after elite divers went in.

Three boys were seen being carried from the cave on stretchers, a witness told the Reuters news agency.

With the three latest rescues, just five more members of the football team trapped inside the cave.

Rescue operations have been paused for Monday. Rescue divers will continue their mission on Tuesday.

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An ambulance carrying one of the rescued boys travels to a hospital from a military airport in Chiang Rai on July 9

Four members of a youth football team and their coach remain trapped in a cave in northern Thailand as rescuers enter the second day of an operation to extract them.

Coverage Continues.

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Jo No. 30822 1531177410

I hope they get the remaining 5 out quickly. Thank you for continuing to report on this story.

Anonymous No. 30823 1531177461

NOBODY FUCKING CARES ABOUT SOME STUPID GOOKS IN A CAVE

DA No. 30825 1531179030

I read Elon Musk made a capsule of some sort & sent it over to help

Michael M. No. 30827 1531186147

What a story Lexy. Surely everyone who reads this will be in support of the Herculean effort of the World to save these lads. Godspeed!

Mona No. 30832 1531188504

Memories of the miners trapped in Chile, we care, that these youngsters with so much life yet ahead of them are rescued, and returned to their families, and we Thank God for the skills and courage of those working toward that rescue

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