7/9/2018 12:18:10 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Cave divers in Thailand are poised to restart the high-risk operation to extract the remaining eight boys and their football coach from a vast flooded cave system, reports the BBC.
Four boys were brought safely out of the cave on July 8 and taken to a hospital in Chiang Rai. They were in good health, according to the Thai authorities.
But the mission was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced.
The group has been trapped since June 23.
Rescuers took advantage of a break in the rain on July 8 to launch the rescue mission. But with heavy rainfall overnight and more forecast for the coming days, divers will need to work quickly to free those still trapped.
A team of 90 expert divers - 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas – is trying to rescue the boys.
A former Thai navy diver died in the rescue attempt on July 6. Saman Gunan was returning from a mission to provide the group with air tanks when he ran out of oxygen. He lost consciousness and could not be revived.