Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Thai cave rescue: Journalist detained for drone stunt

Thai cave rescue: Journalist detained for drone stunt

Over more than two weeks the world watched as expert divers found, and then rescued 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thai cave.

A newly released photo shows the heroic Thai Navy SEALs who spent a week with the boys trapped inside a flooded cave as the kids waited to be rescued.

Musk had been posting about wanting to help the rescue efforts in Thailand in days prior, and he traveled to the Southeast Asian country as the mission was underway.

All 12 of the boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have now been rescued, along with their 25-year-old coach, according to reports in the Mirror.

The Thai navy SEALs - along with the global team of divers who traveled to Mae Sai, the town nearest the cavern, to help - have quickly become immortalized as modern-day superheroes in various pieces of artwork.

The Seals said they are still waiting for a medic and three navy Seals who stayed with the boys to emerge from the cave.

He said the group can eat, move about, and talk.

At around 16:00 local time (09:00 GMT) on Tuesday, the ninth boy was evacuated, the tenth one came out of the cave at 16:33 and the eleventh kid was rescued at 17:13.

Explorers on the mountain above the cave had not found any promising shafts that might provide an alternate point of access to the section of the cave where the boys and their football coach were trapped.

Second Phase Of Thailand Rescue Pulls 4 More Boys From Cave
The eighth boy from a group of 12 who have been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for more than two weeks has been rescued. Four boys were rescued Monday, the Thai navy confirmed, bringing the total rescued to eight since operations began Sunday .

The acting governor of Chiang Rai state, Narongsak Osottanakorn, led the rescue operation.

"I just want to give him a hug and say I missed you", she said. "Congratulations to an outstanding rescue team!" he tweeted Tuesday morning. However, eight boys have been brought to safety during the last two days and the remaining five are expected to be brought out today.

Doctors expect the boys to be in the hospital for about seven days, although they could be out sooner if their bloodwork comes back negative for abnormalities.

Staff previously said their first assessments would focus on the boys' breathing and signs of hypothermia, as well as a potentially fatal lung infection known as cave disease.

Seven divers in the rescue team were from the United Kingdom, including Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, who were the first to reach the group last week.

"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" was the term used to describe the complicated rescue operation at the flooded Tham Luang Cave.

President Donald Trump joined those paying tribute to the rescuers.

A message posted on the English Premier League club's Twitter account said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected". The Wild Boars is the team's name.

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