4⃣ Youths Saved from Thai Cave as Efforts Continue

Thai authorities have confirmed that four members of the football team that was left stranded in a cave have now been rescued.

Wild Boar Academy have spent more than two weeks in the Tham Luang caves after being cut off from the exit during a visit by a sudden downpour.

Twelve youths aged from 11 to 16 were trapped, while a massive international rescue effort has been mounted including Thai Navy divers and foreign volunteers.

The first four rescued youths surfaced around 12pm GMT (7am ET) and were immediately taken to hospital to receive treatment.

Rescuers hope to extract the remaining eight over the next two days, although there are concerns that further monsoon rainfall will hamper efforts.

“A new storm is coming. If we wait and rain water comes in, our readiness will be lower than now,” said Narongsak Osottanakorn, governor of Chiang Rai province.


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