The cave system is a snaking route which has a number of chambers already submerged in water. The boys, many wrapped in foil warming blankets, take turns introducing themselves, folding their hands together in a traditional greeting and saying their names and that they are healthy. Telegraph Asia Correspondent Nicola Smith writes: International journalists are still being held at a distance of at least a kilometre from the entrance to the Tham Luang cave. Nopparat Khanthavong, the founder of the Wild Boars team, explained that they are from tribes in. Aisha Wiboonrungrueng, the mother of missing 11-year-old Chanin, said she would cook her son a Thai fried omelette, his favourite food, when he returns home.
The diver then tries to explain to the team that they will have to be patient before they can be brought out of their underground refuge. Shortly after, two more boys exited the cave and were assessed by medical officials. While efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing, some Thai officials have indicated that heavy rains forecast for this weekend could force them to decide the boys should swim and dive out using the same complicated route of narrow passageways through which their rescuers entered. Rescuer: There's two of us. The boys and their 25-year-old coach are thought to be in a chamber of the extensive cave network.
A number of news outlets reported on the role of coach Ekkaphon during the rescue. On 26 September, the boys and the coach were granted Thai citizenship. The boys are being brought out one by one, each accompanied by two divers as they traverse over a mile of submerged, jagged passageways. Oxygen is also being pumped into the cave in order to make sure the group are fit and well. They have brought in pumps to try to reduce the water level, but so far have only been able to use them outside the caves, where their efforts are being thwarted by the rain. More: France star salutes soccer team rescued from cave More: France knocks off Belgium to reach World Cup final More: Pamela Anderson to marry French World Cup player? If the tests are successful, the sub would be placed on a 17-hour flight to Thailand. Currently, 128 million litres of water has been removed from the caves at a rate of 1.
Samarn Poonan, 38, died after running out of oxygen as he attempted to return to the Command Centre deep underground. Linh Pham—Getty Images By the time their bicycles were discovered abandoned at the mouth of the cave, they were already trapped inside. Retrieved 28 October 2018 — via www. Parents of the team members initially visited looking through a window, but if laboratory results proved negative, they would be allowed to visit in person while wearing a medical gown, face mask and hair cap. The Wild Boars team, aged between 11 and 16, are the honoured guests at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires after their rescue gripped the world.
They were provided with equipment from Derbyshire Cave Rescue. When the rains came, they swept dirt and debris into the narrow tunnels connecting the caverns. Divers re-entered but quickly retreated due to another flooding. The football team had been on an exploration of the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province following a game on June 23. Rick Stanton and John Volanthen would each receive the ; Chris Jewell and Jason Mallinson would each receive the ; Josh Bratchley, Connor Roe and Vern Unsworth would all be appointed.
The boys were manoeuvred out by the swimming divers who held onto their back or chest, with each boy on either the right or left side of the diver, depending on the guideline; in very narrow spots divers pushed the boys from behind. The search was briefly halted but navy divers were able to re-enter the cave early Tuesday. However, following their harrowing ordeal, the youngsters from Wild Boars Football Club near Chiang Rai were instructed to remain in hospital for at least seven days for monitoring by medical staff. Ekkaphon Chanthawong Ake 25 Assistant coach and former. The governor would not release any names or the number of children who are making their way along the perilous submerged route. His Majesty the King granted a royal decoration, , to 188 people who were involved in the rescue of the football team—114 foreigners and 74 Thais.
In an effort to de-water the cave, a stone diversion dam was built upstream and systems were installed to pump water out of the cave and divert flows that were entering it. Embassy of The People's Republic of China in The Kingdom of Thailand. Water levels in Chamber 3 started to rise, which would have cut off rescuers' access to Chamber 2, Chamber 1 and the entrance of the cave. As the monsoon rains begin, water is being pumped out of the caves and a plan is being developed to bring them to safety. Between 8 and 10 July, all of the boys and their coach were rescued from the cave by an international team.
Upon inspection at the site, however, it was determined heavy-duty pumps could not be used due to unsuitable terrain. The group had been missing for nine days before they were found huddled inside the cave and survived by drinking water dripping off the stalactites above them. Joy for families outside cave Outside the entrance a woman, presumably a female relative, clutched an iPad showing pictures of some of the boys, with relief and joy spreading over her own face as news of the discovery emerged. The equipment remained in good condition, but some divers had been swapped out due to exhaustion, and others have been planning for Tuesday, said the governor. The rescue operation has become more urgent at heavy rainfall is on the way, so the flooding is set to get worse in the coming days. But that could take months. The search had to be suspended due to the weather, as rainfall increased the flow of water in the cave where the divers were battling strong currents and poor visibility.