Everything we know about the Thailand cave rescue

Rescue mission under way to free boys inside Thai cave

Rescue mission under way to free boys inside Thai cave

The operation to rescue the boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach by having them dive out of the flooded cave began Sunday morning, with expert divers entering the sprawling complex for the complicated and unsafe mission.

The California tunnel company run by Musk is continuing to maintain a presence at the Thai cave where several boys and their soccer coach are awaiting rescue.

With the round trip in the cave taking many hours, Heidler said the first boy would not emerge until at least 21:00 (14:00 GMT). Rescuers will be using air tanks and face masks while guiding the boys to safety. "The conditions must be stable like today before we can continue the operation".

He added that the healthiest boys were taken out first. They eventually found a dry landing spot, where they waited for nine days before being found by two British divers.

The boys and their coach had been stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non when they went exploring in the cave after a scrimmage June 23.

But the mission was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced.

"I confirm that the kids know about the mission and they are willing and ready to come out". Rescuers fear more flooding in the cave, and a weather front is approaching.

It was unclear who was inside the ambulances or the helicopter. This what we have been racing against since day one. Three workers were injured in a fall at the site on Saturday.

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

Looming rain was one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand, although a bewildering array of other dangers could also doom their safe return.

The order to leave the site came as irritation over the media presence grew, and a day after the rescue mission chief said conditions were ideal for the evacuation to begin. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each have an 80% to 90% chance of rain.

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The rush of euphoria that ran through the town of Mae Sai and across the world when the group was found has settled into a grim reality as the unsafe rescue mission unfolds.

The head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn, had earlier told reporters that "Today is D-Day".

The boys urged relatives "not to worry" and asked for their favourite food once they were safely evacuated, in notes handed to divers. He would ferry the boys to and from home when their parents could not and took responsibility for them as if they were his own family.

Earlier, 13 foreign divers and four Navy Seals guided the boys - with an adult in front and behind each child - through the narrow and submerged passageways.

Nearly 100 rescue workers and divers, including global experts and elite Thai Navy Seals, are still desperately trying to get the remaining eight team members and their coach to safety, amid concerns of rising water levels and lack of oxygen.

"Definitely, you can feel it that it has an effect, but we're moving on".

Reporting from Chiang Rai, Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler said it had started raining again on Sunday.

The announcement of USA government involvement was sudden and this tweet is looked at as Trump's first public comment on the rescue mission. Other divers were on guard along the unsafe first kilometer of the passageway.

On reading the letter Saturday evening, Chanin's father, Tanawut Viboonrungruang, said he felt a great sense of relief.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information comes in.

He confirmed that four boys have been rescued from the cave and taken to the hospital. They're climbing rocks, they're getting out and walking.

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