4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave

Rescue Operation To Save The Thai Football Team Is Underway

The new stage started around 11 a.m. local time (midnight ET), and operations halted at night, a source confirmed to CBS News.

On Friday, Musk suggested inserting a tube or series of tubes through the Tham Luang cave network and inflating them, creating a tunnel for the boys to travel through without needing to scuba dive.

But with oxygen levels inside dropping to unsafe 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.

At the hospital in Chiang Rai, green canvas sheets had been put up to block the entrance from view.

Wearing full-face masks, which are easier for novice divers than traditional respirators, each boy is being accompanied by two divers, who also carry his air supply.

Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand's navy SEAL unit are taking part in the rescue operation. The operation to get them out was supposed to resume only after new oxygen tanks could be placed along their route of escape, which is partially underwater.

Narongsak also said Monday that the condition of the five remaining people in the cave is "still good".

The billionaire entrepreneur has been tweeting proposals and offering his services to the Thai government in its efforts to extract the 12 boys and their soccer coach from a partially flooded cave. "The boys' strength, the plan - today we are ready like before". Grandpa, Uncle, Mom, Dad and siblings, I love you all. But in the past few days, they have avoided the heavy downpours that can flood the cave. But Osatanakorn said the boys are being fed Congee, Chinese rice soup.

In a letter of his own, the coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, apologized to the boys' parents for the ordeal.

Musk said it would take 17 hours to deliver the mini-submarine. Legal action was underway, they said.

Rescue operation commander Narongsak Osotthanakorn made the announcment on Monday afternoon.

A massive worldwide search operation was launched and it took 10 days to locate the boys, who had taken shelter on a dry slope deep in the complex. Doctors and nurses at a triage camp set up just inside the mouth of the cave gave the boys quick physicals before they were sent to the hospital in Chiang Rai. Nine people remain trapped in the cave.

The Thai official leading the operation to save the 12 boys and their coach from the flooded cave in northern Thailand said the rescue has been going "better than expected".

Four of the boys were rescued on Sunday, and authorities are now working to replenish air tanks along the cave's treacherous exit route.

Authorities have said the mission could take three or four days to complete. Still, they were undergoing medical checks in a hospital and were not yet allowed close contact with relatives due to fear of infections, who were able to see them through a glass partition. The rescued boys are in quarantine, BBC News reports. "A sizeable minority, 10 to 30 per cent, will however experience enduring mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD". However, Musk said that even if the mini-sub isn't helpful this time, it could be in "a future situation".

Adesman said that PTSD is an issue for protracted trauma, and he's optimistic the worst is behind the boys trapped in the cave. "I can help him with his homework", he said.

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