Thai navy releases more videos of trapped boys

Thai navy releases more videos of trapped boys

Thai navy releases more videos of trapped boys

The 13 individuals have received medical treatment and food, but the question is - how can they be rescued safely? The divers tell them they have to wait, but say people will come back for them.

Despite the peril ahead, families and friends, some of whom have maintained a constant vigil outside the cave, hugged each other and cheered at the news. Not to mention the fact that drilling into a cave where thirteen people are now huddled on a small island is, you know, kinda unsafe!

Hundreds of rescuers gather outside the cave Tuesday in Chiang Rai to help load equipment and aid efforts to rescue the 12 boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach.

Tham Luang cave is one of Thailand's longest, winding 10 kilometers (6 miles) and is also one of the toughest to navigate - especially in the wet months.

The boys, who look frail and scared, ask in broken English what day it is and if they are to be freed. They are clad in the uniforms they apparently were wearing on the morning they disappeared in the cave.

Why can't the boys come out the same way the rescuers went in? The rescue diver replied, "England, UK". "They did not have any solid food for 10 days, just drinking water dripping from the walls", Ben Raymenants told Sky News.

Officials said they would attempt to train the boys to use crucial diving gear after they are rehabilitated with food, water and medical support.

"I'm sure for those guys it was a mindblowing experience to find them alive".

Despite the obvious challenges still facing the stricken soccer, the hope of rescue has brought joy to numerous families.

According to Anmar Mirza, national coordinator of the National Cave Rescue Commission in the U.S. and editor of the book Manual of U.S. Cave Rescue Technique, the main decision is now whether to try to evacuate the boys or to supply them in place. "Trying to take non-divers through a cave is one of the most risky situations possible, even if the dives are relatively easy".

Cave rescue experts have said it could be safer to simply supply them where they are for now, rather than attempting to have the boys dive out.

They have well-established reputations as being among the best cave rescuers in the world and the British Cave Rescue Council has even hailed them as "The A-Team of cave rescue".

Thai navy SEAL divers and rescue workers from other countries made initial progress through a narrow passageway early Monday after passing through a key chamber Sunday whose high, murky waters had previously blocked their progress.

Mr Narongsak said the passageway the divers were making their way through goes upwards in some places and downwards in others and is extremely narrow, making it hard for divers to fit through with all their gear. After all, with heavy rain expected to continue in the next few days, rising water levels could actually force rescuers to act sooner rather than later.

"They shouldn't be ashamed to be scared", he said of the boys. Each boy would have two professional divers to help, would be able to follow along guide ropes with the assistance of glow sticks, and would have access to extra air tanks placed at 80-foot intervals along the route.

While the aim is to take the boys out of the cave, that depends on the ability of the rescuers to pump water out of the cave and also the health of the children and coach.

While efforts to pump out the floodwaters would continue, Anupong said it's clear some areas of the sprawling cave can not be drained and that in order to get out, the boys may need to use diving gear while being guided by two professional divers each.

Teams have been combing the mountainside looking for fissure that might lead to such shafts.

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