Thai cave rescue: All boys saved - how they did it

Ekkapol Chantawong and an aunt one of the few remaining relatives he had after an epidemic made him an orphan aged 10

The danger was highlighted by the death of a former Navy SEAL as he helped bring oxygen tanks along the route.

The incredible rescue has been deemed a miracle by many, but the operation wasn't without tragedy. British divers found them in a partly flooded passage several kilometers inside the cave on July 2.

A huge rescue operation is now entering its third day.

Eight of the 12 trapped boys were brought out of the cave by divers in the past two days.

The rescue process started at 10am local time on Sunday and involved 13 global divers and five Thai navy seals, who were referred to as "an all-star team" by NarongsakOsatanakorn, who is the Governor of Chiang Rai province and head of the joint command centre coordinating the rescue.

Mr Karadzic, who the BBC reported was stationed near a hard stretch of the cave about halfway along the escape route to replace oxygen tanks and help guide people through, said the rescue workers had feared the worst.

"It doesn't matter how much equipment you throw at it or how many dollars you throw at it, you may be reaching the limits of the technology in this particular situation", Anmar Mirza, National Cave Rescue Commission National Coordinator, told Slate on Saturday. Now, two boys along with their football coach remain in the caves.

The Guardian reported on Tuesday afternoon local time that a ninth and 10th boy had been pulled from the cave. They said they were waiting for a medic and three SEALs who stayed with the boys in their dark refuge deep inside the cave complex to come out.

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Officials have generally waited hours to confirm rescues. With that said, the capsule also looks like a claustrophobic's worst nightmare. Thinking about how they've been kept in a small cave for two weeks, they haven't seen their mums.

"Doctors have treated the boys, and now all of them are OK and cheerful and are talking normally, " said Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the Thai Ministry of Public Health. Some had infections but otherwise all of them were in good health.

"The kids are footballers and have high immune systems", Chokedamrongsuk said per USA Today.

The second group of four rescued on Monday are aged 12 to 14.

Four boys and their soccer coach remain in the cave. They were also able to talk on the phone. Rain fell periodically throughout the three days of extractions, but pumping efforts were so successful that the amount of time the boys spent underwater was minimized, officials said. Technology billionaire Elon Musk went into the cave on Monday and left the rescue team with a "kid-sized" submarine his company SpaceX had built, Thailand's interior Minister Anupong Paochinda said.

Over the weekend, Musk tweeted footage of his team testing the mini-submarine in a pool at a Los Angeles high school. "We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season".

He posted video of divers escorting the pod during testing in a Los Angeles swimming pool.

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