Five Thai Navy SEAL members and 13 foreign divers from United Kingdom, Europe, USA and Australia have begun a rescue operation to try to extract the 12 boys and coach out of Tham Luang cave, chief of the rescue mission announced at 10.30 am on Sunday morning. Chiang Rai Governor told the media the current weather and conditions in the cave are “most appropriate” for the rescue operation, as heavy rains are expected.
The 12 boys from a local junior football team named the Wild Boars and their coach have been trapped in the cave since June 23, after being blocked in by rainwater while exploring the cave. A ranger of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation alerted authorities to the missing group.
Tuesday July 10th, 2018
18:51 – BREAKING: All boys and coach freed after 18-day stranded inside Tham Luang cave, Australian news media report.
👍🏼Thai cave rescue: All boys and coach freed after 18-day ordeal, Australian news outlets wreport https://t.co/HPz63hcG8r
— Mike Gesell (@mikegesell) July 10, 2018
18:08 – All soccer kids have been rescued out of the cave in Chiang Rai, only the coach now left to be rescued from the cave.
17:55 – 12th boy is on his way to the cave entry, the coach is at the third chamber, local media said.
17:40 – 11th boy reported rescued from cave on day 3 of rescue operations in Mae Sai. Just one boy and the coach left inside the cave.
15:58 – Tenth boy rescued from Tham Luang cave, Reuters reports.
— Rahul Biddappa (@rahulbiddappa) July 10, 2018
15:58 – Ninth boy rescued from cave. Ambulance seen leaving Tham Luang site, AP reports.
— Mark Hodge (@mrhodgey) July 10, 2018
12:50 – Divers enter Tham Luang cave to bring out last trapped group of boys and coach.
#ThailandCaveRescue Divers have begun the third phase of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand and aim to bring out the last four boys and their coach Tuesday. #Thailand #ThamLuang #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/QvIvpRJFya
— LNP Services (@LNPServices) July 10, 2018
10:42 – Final Rescue Begins: “boys and coach will come out today”, cave rescue commander says.
— Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) July 10, 2018
10:42 – Four boys rescued last nigh in quarantine in Chiang Rai hospital, local authorities say.
Aha, I was a bit baffled as to why the boys were being kept in isolation after rescue. It's a quarantine due to infections possibly picked up in the caves.https://t.co/uazARv6v2M
— Jarrod Gilbert (@JarrodGilbertNZ) July 9, 2018
05:00 – Billionaire Elon Musk delivers ‘child size’ submarine to Tham Luang Cave, but won’t be used.
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. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018
Monday July 9th, 2018
21:30 – Former governor of Chiang Rai province and rescue operations commander Narongsak Osotthanakorn promises last 5 survivors to be extracted tomorrow.
20:45 – South Australian doctor Richard Harris among experts in Thailand cave rescue.
#Australia doctor Richard Harris key member of rescue operation. An expert cave diver he's also an #Adelaide anaesthetist #sydney #melbourne > https://t.co/uXsZ3LKMcE via @westaustralian #thaicaverescue #พาทีมหมูป่ากลับบ้าน #ถ้ำหลวง #Chiangrai #Thailand pic.twitter.com/cXaYhooe3F
— Chris Collins (@CollChris) July 9, 2018
20:26 – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has arrived at the cave site, according the Government of Thailand Facebook page.
19:08 – Eighth boy rescued from Tham Luang cave. Four still remain trapped in the cave with their football coach.
— Mirror Breaking News (@MirrorBreaking_) July 9, 2018
18:10 – 6th and 7th boys have now been rescued from the cave in Chiang Rai.
17:40 – Fifth boy rescued from the cave and brought to hospital. Rescue mission continues to extract the remaining eight.
BREAKING: 5th BOY RESCUED from Thailand cave. The boy joins 4 other children who were already pulled. 8 kids remain trapped w/ their coach. Thai navy seals are scuba diving through narrow, dark paths to rescue the kids. The air supply in the cave is very limited. #ThaiCaveBoys
— Kelly Avellino NBC12 (@KellyAvellino) July 9, 2018
14:48 – Cave rescue resumes after 4 boys safely extracted. About 18 divers entered the cave in Chiang Rai.
14:22 – Engineers test a small submarine designed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and The Boring Company to help rescue the remaining members of the soccer team.
LOOK | Engineers test a "kid-sized submarine" designed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and The Boring Company to help rescue the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. | via @Reuters pic.twitter.com/Gwj0rqSIEE
— ONE News PH (@onenewsph) July 9, 2018
13:20 – The same divers who rescued the first four boys will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions and what to do, interior minister Anupong Paochinda said.
Detailed CG visual of the Thailand cave. pic.twitter.com/HZ7zRyl1tP
— d ɐʞuɐɹʇ ʞǝɹǝp 🕊 (@derektranka) July 9, 2018
12:50 – Thai and foreign rescue teams ready for the next phase of the operation to free 8 boys and their coach who remain trapped inside Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.
Thailand gears up for second day of cave rescue https://t.co/HnsEY75bRw
— Millennium Post (@mpostdigital) July 9, 2018
11:00 – Thai PBS: Remaining 8 boys and coach to be rescued “as soon as possible” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said.
Sunday July 8th, 2018
22:20 – After the successful evacuation of at least four boys from the cave, rescue operations are now temporarily suspended and will be resumed early morning tomorrow.
Chiang Rai, Thailand (Interloop Post) – Having, at this point, successfully evacuated four boys from the underlying mountain cave, rescue operations designed to rapidly evacuate the remaining boys are now temporarily suspended and will be resumed early morning tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XoKDXkuHNl
— Interloop Post (@Interlooppost) July 8, 2018
21:00 – There are still 9 left inside the cave. They will be brought out in about 10 hours from now.
UPDATE at 9pm: There are still NINE left inside the cave. They will be brought out in about 10 hours from now.
— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) July 8, 2018
20:58 – 90 divers, 50 foreign and 40 Thai, are involved in the cave rescue, the head of the rescue operation says.
Ninety divers – 50 foreign, 40 Thai – are involved in the Thailand cave rescue, the head of the operation says
— MTE NEWS (@mtenewsuk) July 8, 2018
20:39 – The last 7 survivors are in the 3rd chamber of Tham Luang cave.
— creativeatsason (@creativeatsason) July 8, 2018
19:55 – At least four boys have been rescued from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, some sources claim six boys rescued.
UPDATE: Six boys have exited a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, a senior member of the rescue operation's medical team says – Reuters https://t.co/JAjOLkUGVf
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) July 8, 2018
19:47 – The #ThaiNavySEAL Facebook page confirms 4 of the boys have exited the Tham Luang caves.
UPDATE at 7:47pm: The #ThaiNavySEAL Facebook page confirming FOUR of the boys have exited the caves after being trapped for two weeks #ThamLuang #พาทีมหมูป่ากลับบ้าน #ถ้ำหลวง #Thailand #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/BMknqzEQUH
— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) July 8, 2018
19:30 – A local official says the first boys have been rescued from the cave, Reuters said.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) July 8, 2018
19:20 – Thai autorities have confirmed that 3 boys are out of the cave and have been taken to hospital for treatment.
— Brandi Saari (@brandilmelb) July 8, 2018
17:37 – First 2 boys have been rescued from Tham Luang cave.
BREAKING: 2 boys have been rescued from Thailand cave, officials say. Watch the special report here: https://t.co/SUX2fRwsXd
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 8, 2018
16:00 – Buddhist monk arrives to offer blessings and pray at the cave.
Buddhist monk arrives at the #Thailandcave where a youth soccer team and their coach are trapped to pray at the cave and bring offerings, as well offering blessings and praying for the volunteers and rescue operation personnel. https://t.co/yunlj1JWII pic.twitter.com/1zQ2BUOFrK
— THE HERETIC (@admit2sin) July 9, 2018
In remembrance of Saman Kunan, the former Thai Navy SEAL from Roi Et who died during cave rescue operations.
We believe you are smiling and having tears of joy, Ja Sam. Saman Gunan Your mission is being done🇹🇭 You are always remembered#พาทีมหมูป่ากลับบ้าน #ถ้ำหลวง #Thailandcave #ThaiCaveRescue #หมูป่ากำลังออกจากถ้ำ pic.twitter.com/0UmtV8h0oE
— ช้อยว่างี้ (@kitchen_marco) July 8, 2018
A cartoon inspired by the rescue operation goes viral on social networks.
กลับบ้านกันนะเด็กๆ 💙 ส่งแรงใจให้กับน้องๆทั้ง13คน และเจ้าหน้าที่ทุกคน ภารกิจประสบความสำเร็จ บุญรักษาพระคุ้มครองนำทาง ปลอดภัยทุกคนนะคะ 🙏🙏🙏 #TodayisDday #พาทีมหมูป่ากลับบ้าน #13ชีวิตติดถ้ำ #ถ้ำหลวง pic.twitter.com/zPs0xjSDDx
— Kedsirin (@Kedsirin_Mookon) July 8, 2018