THAILAND cave rescue efforts have had a successful second day with eight boys now saved from the group of 13. How many are left and will they all be rescued today?
Four Thai soccer players and their coach are now left trapped in a cave at Chaing Mai after a total of eight boys are rescued.
Rescue efforts in Thailand have been highly successful with two-thirds of the boys trapped inside now freed.
A team of divers are working hard on a hazardous journey to free the group of 13 and it looks like a final push could take place tomorrow.
Thai authorities have been careful to take a measured approach to the crisis but a sense of anxiety is attached to the operation as the freed boys are stretchered to a helicopter and flown to hospital.
The second day of rescue efforts has progressed much like the first, with four boys emerging from the twisting tunnels of the cave system.
Thai authorities have since announced that they would be breaking for the day as the newly rescued boys recover at hospital.
In this time, the diving team responsible for retrieving the group will rest for roughly 10-20 hours, and oxygen tank supply points in the tunnels will be restocked.
At the current rate, it is likely that the other four boys will be rescued by tomorrow, possibly including the coach.
Families have not been given the names of who has been rescued yet, out of respect for families who’s children have not yet been rescued.