Thai cave rescue: First boys rescued - BBC News

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(UPDATE 7:58 a.m. ET): Media reports say the Thai Navy SEALs have confirmed that all 12 boys and their coach have been rescued and are all at the hospital. (ABC News)

Divers in Thailand successfully rescued the 11th boy from a flooded cave earlier this morning, leaving just one more player from the youth soccer team and the coach still waiting to be taken out.

Rescuers removed four boys from the cave in each of the past two days and expect to complete their mission today. Each boy removed from the cave is then immediately transported to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown, but it is believed that many of them are being treated for infections, but are otherwise in good condition. They're expected to remain hospitalized for about a week. (CBS News)

Rescuers have now safely removed five members of a youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand and say rescuing the remaining seven players and their coach could take a while.

The fifth boy was rescued early today and taken to the hospital on a stretcher. Earlier on Sunday, divers were able to lead four other boys through the dark and watery tunnels and eventually out of the two-mile deep cave.

Seven boys, ages 11-to-16, and their 25-year-old coach remain in the cave, where they've been now for more than two weeks. The coach sent a written letter to the parents of the boys apologizing for leading them on the hike into the cave. He wrote, “Right now the kids are all fine, the crew are taking good care. I promise I will care for the kids as best as possible. I want to say thanks for all the support and I want to apologize to the parents

(USA Today)

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