As none one of them had any diving experience and most couldn't swim, officials feared they could panic. It was Saturday, June 23. So it's a really quite a strenuous environment to be in. This could take anywhere from days to weeks to even months as the rainy season typically lasts through October. There was this really strong outflow, and at the beginning we were advancing about maybe 100 meters a day in zero visibility, fighting the current.
It would involve bringing food and other supplies to the boys and waiting for water levels to drop, naturally or by pumping out water, or until rescuers can find or create another exit. Trump realDonaldTrump Parents visit hospitalized Thai soccer players The parents of some of the soccer players rescued from a cave in Thailand have been able to visit their children in the hospital, Thai media reported Tuesday. Thai public health officials said that the first four boys who were rescued were able to stand up and walk around their beds on Tuesday. I promise I will care for the kids as best as possible. How did the Thai soccer team end up in the cave? Footage released by The Royal Thai Navy shows the moment the group of missing boys were finally found by British divers inside the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand Photo Credit: Royal Thai Navy via Facebook On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the world watched with bated breath as an international team of rescuers safely extracted the two remaining members of the Moo Pa, or, Wild Boar, soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand.
The 25-year-old assistant coach was the last out. The navy said medics will be sent to help and improve conditions in the cave. In the event of a delayed rescue, divers would provide enough food and water to the team to last them a few months, and two Thai doctors have even volunteered to remain with the boys until freedom is possible. I want to go back now. With no food and water, they began licking the condensed water on the sides of the cave walls to stay hydrated. Four of the kids were allowed to have their parents enter their rooms, though they were required to wear face masks and stand 6 feet away from the boys, Thai media said. The owners of those bikes had been a team of twelve young soccer players between the ages of eleven and sixteen, as well as their twenty-five-year-old assistant coach, Ekkapol Chantawong.
There are conflicting reports of how much and what kind of medication given to the boys to keep them calm or knock them out for the operation. He said it is unknown when an extraction could be attempted, but it is unlikely to be Wednesday. And their coach, Ekapol Chantawong, who had trained in a Buddhist monastery, led the boys through sessions to help them stay calm. We have to see what the conditions bring. The skies were clear, the weather was great, and it seemed like another perfectly normal afternoon.
However, that effort was abandoned after officials realized that the 35 million gallons extracted seemed to make little difference. In the meantime, the 13 have been given energy gels to sustain them while a plan is worked out to bring them out safely. Me and your mother were waiting for you and we love you. The soccer team, known as the Wild Boars, had been missing since June 23, when heavy monsoon rains flooded the cave and trapped them in a chamber some 2. A team of Royal Thai Navy members, a doctor and a nurse have been staying with the group ever since, giving them high-powered protein drinks and medical assessments, while officials work on a plan to get them out as safely and quickly as possible. Rescue divers first delivered food and medical supplies, and then an air tube to the boys to make sure they had enough oxygen to breathe.
Once we heard the news, we were shocked. Clarification: An earlier version of this piece said that the boys swam out of the cave with the help of expert divers. We cover breaking news, global affairs, and issues facing the United Nations and its member states. The group forged ahead until finding a dry, raised slope where they have remained stranded. Though the news was met with much joy, the rescuers knew that extracting all 13 safely was a tricky endeavor, given that about 1. Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said Tuesday that the members of the soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand had been given anti-anxiety medication before they were brought out.
They were mostly in stable condition and have received high-protein drinks. The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared after they went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Chiang Rai province after a soccer game June 23. I will help you at the shop soon. It took eight hours for the first boy to emerge and two more for the next three. The Royal Thai Navy delivered them to the families waiting anxiously outside the cave and posted images of the letters on social media Saturday. If they're chloroformed, how could they come out? The danger of staying put More monsoon rains are on the way.
But the threat of more rain loomed, and the situation became more dire. The boys will have to learn how to dive or wait months until the flooding that trapped them subsides before they can get out safely, the , citing the military. New information that became available Wednesday revealed that in fact they were given an anti-anxiety medication or sedative and wrapped on stretchers as the expert divers ferried them through the cave system. It is at this intersection that rescuers have already found two abandoned backpacks in the mud. The rainy season in Thailand typically lasts until October.
The caves have narrow passageways and large chambers that stretch for up to 10 kilometres under a mountain. People from all over tweeted out their excitement upon hearing of the rescue. As global rescue teams face rainfall and depleting oxygen, the mission to save 12 teenage soccer players and one 25-year-old coach trapped in a cave in Thailand is becoming increasingly urgent. On June 23, the team walked into the caves Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province, about 825 kilometres north of Bangkok. Felt pretty good to report this news today: The 12 boys, and their coach have been found alive in a cave in Thailand. The British Cave Rescue Council headed the cave exploration that eventually found them.