POST TIME: 11 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 10 July, 2018 10:00:00 PM
Rescuse of Thai cave boys
Some heartbreaking details

Some heartbreaking details

All 12 young footballers and their assistant coach who were trapped inside Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai for two weeks have been evacuated from the cave on day 3 of the rescue operation. The Nation Photo

It's a race against the clock for the young members of a Thai soccer team and their coach who have been trapped inside a flooded cave for over two weeks, reports yahoo sports.

There were warning signs.

The boys are located in the The Tham Luang cave. The cave is a vast underground area that is located beneath the Doi Nang Non mountain range with only one entrance inside or out. Due to the dangers of flooding, a sign at the cave's entrance warns any visitors to not enter during the rainy season - from July until November.

It took 10 days to locate them in the cave.

When the boys were finally located inside the cave by the rescue divers, they were three miles from the cave's entrance. Due to the extensive size and numerous passageways inside the cave, it took divers as long as ten days to find the soccer team.

They are being treated under quarantine.

Because of the health risks associated with their ordeal in the cave, including exposure to animals and diseases, the rescued boys are being treated under quarantine and have not seen their parents yet.

One of the divers died trying to rescue the boys.

The deadly risks of the rescue mission have already claimed the life of one of the divers who was trying to rescue the boys.

Samarn Kunan was a former Thai Navy Seal who was

volunteering in the rescue mission. On his way out of the flooded cave, Kunan's oxygen supply ran out and he lost consciousness.


‘Incredibly strong’


MAE SAI: A foreign diver involved in the mission to save 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded Thai cave has hailed the children as “incredibly strong”, and described their treacherous escape journey as unprecedented, reports AFP.

“They are getting forced to do something that no kid has ever done before. It is not in any way normal for kids to go cave diving at age 11,” Ivan Karadzic, who runs a diving business in Thailand, told the BBC in an interview that was published online on Tuesday.

“They are diving in something considered (an) extremely hazardous environment in zero visibility, the only light that is in there is the torch light we bring our self.”