Third phase of rescue mission is underway in northern Thailand at the flooded cave where a youth soccer team became trapped.
Divers were carrying out what they hoped would be the final operation to save the remaining four boys and their soccer coach, who have been trapped for more than two weeks. "All five will be brought out at the same time today," the Thai official overseeing the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, said to cheers from reporters and rescue workers. All eight boys who have been previously rescued are in good health overall, Thai health officials said Tuesday. The children were given antibiotics, but there were no significant diseases or abnormalities have been found. However, preliminary blood checks indicated "all kids showed signs of infection." That means nothing for the instant.
They boys will be in the hospital for a week. Heavy rains lashed the northern Thai region late Monday and a steady downpour has continued Tuesday. AS promised, Elon Musk has visited the cave Tuesday and donated a mini-submarine for future use. „Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful,” he tweeted. Unfortunately, "the equipment they brought to help us is not practical with our mission," head of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osotthanakorn, declared.
All the trapped boys and their coach were rescued from the cave.