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Thai Boys Wait for Cave Rescue to Resume

Last edited 9th July 2018

Thai Boys Wait for Cave Rescue to Resume

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.

Four boys were brought safely out of the cave on Sunday.

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

Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters. The group have been trapped since 23 June.

The next phase of the mission to save them was set to begin Monday morning, after relaying "all of the air tanks and all systems along the way", Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said on Sunday.

Activity at the dive site suggests that the operation to free the remaining members of the group may be about to resume.

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