CHINAUS EUROPEASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Asia Pacific

All boys and coach rescued from cave in northern Thailand

Updated: 2018-07-10 13:35
Volunteers celebrate at a media center near Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai on Tuesday. SOE ZEYA TUN / REUTERS

BANGKOK/CHIANG RAI, Thailand - All 12 boys and their coach were extracted on Tuesday evening from the cave where the 13 have been trapped in northern Thailand for more than two weeks.

The third phase of an operation to rescue four remaining boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded Thai cave began on Tuesday morning, the head of the rescue mission said.

Narongsak Osottanakorn told a news conference the latest rescue operation began at about 10:08 am local time (0308 GMT) and involved 19 divers. 

"All five will be brought out at the same time today," he said, to cheers from reporters and rescue workers.

He said a medic and three SEALS in the cave, who've been looking after those trapped, will also come out.

Narongsak said, "We expect that if there is no unusual condition ... the 4 boys, 1 coach, the doctor, and 3 SEALs who have been with the boys since first day will come out today."

The eight boys rescued after being trapped for more than two weeks were described as generally healthy.

Reuters-AP

Rescue personnel walk in a cave at the Tham Luang cave complex during a mission to evacuate the remaining members of a soccer team trapped inside, in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 9, 2018, in this photo obtained from social media. [Photo/Agencies]
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US