Remaining boys, coach, doctor trapped in Thailand cave 'to be rescued today'

British caver Vernon Unsworth gets out of a pick up truck near the Tham Luang cave complex

But with oxygen levels inside dropping to risky lows and the prospect of heavy rains flooding the area completely, authorities decided they had to move quickly and take the group out through the water-filled tunnels.

Four more of the boys were carried on stretchers out of the cave on Monday, bringing to eight the total number brought out so far after two rescues in successive days.

The final four and their coach are expected to be rescued later Tuesday after 17 nights inside the cave system.

"We continue to fully support the multinational rescue effort and pray for the safe return of the remaining members of the team", Manning said.

"If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, Federation Internationale de Football Association would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests". They successfully extracted the second group of four a full two hours faster than the first, officials said. It is now unclear whether Musk or his technology will be used in the rescue efforts, but Musk confirmed via tweet that the submarine is in Thailand and ready to be used if needed. The boys then walked from Chamber 3 to the mouth of the cave, which has been mostly drained over the last few days despite heavy rains.

Officials told Reuters that Monday's rescue operation would take between 10 and 20 hours. "And it is up to the environment".

"The prime minister said that this kind of event should never happen again on Thai soil", Narongsak told reporters.

Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals
I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone". "It was so painful two years ago we have to savor it". "There is still a big step left, so we need to focus again". "[France] President Emmanuel Macron came down to see us".

Whalers accused of slaughtering endangered blue whale off coast of Iceland
Sea Shepherd has had crew on the ground since the slaughter of whales began on June 20. Phillip Clapham, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Centre.

Trump Could Separate Families Again If Parents Don't Agree To Long-Term Detention
Numerous separated children are fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and U.S. Speaking outside the White House before flying to Europe, Trump said: "Well, I have a solution".

The group had gone exploring in the massive Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 23 after a soccer practice, and were cut off when a rainstorm flooded the cave.

British divers found the 13 a week ago. Last Friday, one former Thai Navy Seal died while placing oxygen tanks deep within the caves.

Officials lavished praise on the Thai and worldwide divers who executed the risky rescue mission, guiding boys who can barely swim and have no diving experience through a treacherous 4-kilometre-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned and rose and fell inside the mountain cave complex.

If medical tests show no dangers after another two days, parents will be able to enter the isolation area dressed in sterilized clothing, staying 2 metres (yards) away from the boys, said another public health official, Tosthep Bunthong.

"The rescue has been huge", said volunteer helper Somjit Saenset, 56.

And Manchester United were quick to react to the positive news of the children's safety, releasing a short statement via Twitter to invite the team to watch them play at Old Trafford in the upcoming season.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Chadwick Boseman To Star & Produce In Upcoming Action-Thriller "17 Bridges"
Mike Larocca of Agbo will also produce the movie, alongside Boseman's writing and producing partner, Logan Coles . A movie franchise titled Muscle has been announced with Vin Diesel as the lead.

Mario Kart VR is Speeding into the UK This Summer
If you want to take it for a spin, you probably should make reservations, which you will be able to do at Hollywood Bowl's site. It's created to feel like you really are racing through the Mushroom Kingdom on sections of iconic tracks and locations.

German court says Carles Puigdemont extradition is permissable
The court has not chose to impose any precautionary measures on Puigdemont, meaning that he remains a free man. A German court has authorised the extradition to Spain of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Market platform Augur [REP] launches mainnet
The team at Binance has also notified its users that it has resumed deposits and withdrawal of the REP token on the exchange. On July 9 at 11:01 PST, Augur , which is a peer-to-peer prediction market platform, will be launching its leading network.

Fortnite Rifts Expanding, Game Getting Weirder
The game's next Battle Pass isn't arriving until later this month but it already looks like we're some changes to the map. The folks over at Fortnite Intel have also noticed that a smaller rift has opened up in front of the Motel sign.

Suspects swipe $27K in goods in seconds from Fresno Apple store
Police described the suspects only as four black men and are offering a cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest. However, the latest robbery which occurred at the Apple Store in Huntington Station in NY was pretty weird .

Historic photos show every time American presidents met British Kings and Queens
Mr Trump spoke to journalists on Thurday after playing golf at the Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. While the many thousands are expected to line the streets and protest against Trump, politicians have become involved too.

Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless
Associate justices on the Supreme Court make $255,300, while Chief Justice John Roberts draws a $267,000 salary. She served for 13 years on the DC Circuit before President Bill Clinton in 1993 named her to the high court.

Assad forces set to take city where war began
The rebel attack came as the opposition in Syria's south has crumbled in the face of a pro-government assault, the latest rebel area to fall back under Damascus' rule.

Pfizer Reverses Drug Price Hikes After Call with Trump and HHS Secretary
Mid-year drug price increases are a common industry practice that has not abated, despite the Trump administration's efforts. The list price hikes don't factor in discounts that companies may provide to some insurance companies and patients.

'Y: The Last Man' Cast Announced As Diane Lane & Barry Keoghan Join
With Melina Matsoukas as director of the pilot, the show will now have to pass muster with executives if it's to move forward. A Brooklyn-based knife maker, Beth grew up on a farm and went to NY to experience the big city.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mobbed by fans on Dublin tour
Michelle Fanara went to high school with Markle and credits the Duchess of Sussex with helping her come into her own. Both Harry and Meghan changed their outfits following a morning meeting with the Irish President, Michael D.

UK's new Brexit strategy won't inhibit trade deals - minister
The government's aim is to preserve free trade in that part of the economy and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. Others, meanwhile, question why it doesn't include services which make up 80 percent of the United Kingdom economy.

Former Rangers defender Bruno Alves signs for Parma
Gerrard has already been active in the transfer market since arriving at Rangers, with nine new faces arriving already. When asked about his summer shopping, Gerrard said: "It's hard to put a number on it".

Increase in home prices year-over-year slower in second quarter
Soper said housing activity in most markets will pick up now that these new realities have sunk in. Quarter-over-quarter, aggregate home prices increased slightly by 1.1 per cent.

Other news