Thai schoolboys not ready for underwater escape

Thai schoolboys not ready for underwater escape

Katadzic has not dived the final kilometre to where the boys are stranded on a muddy bank, the most risky part of the dive where rescuers have to hold their oxygen tanks in front of them to squeeze through submerged holes.

The rescue operations took a ugly turn as officials acknowledged that the boys are falling short of oxygen on Friday morning.

However, heavy rain is expected on Saturday, which could mean water levels rise again. However, cave rescue specialists have cautioned against that approach except as a last resort, because of the dangers it poses. "Night loves you all", wrote Night, in the Thai manner of referring to one's self in the third person.

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk is sending engineers to Thailand to help rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave.

It added: "Such situations are larger than sport, but their sport spirits will give them strength to face this challenge".

Divers first reached the trapped kids Monday with medicine and food.

But Thailand's Navy SEAL commander indicated that rescuers may have little choice but to attempt the tricky extraction of the group, in the first official admission that they can not wait out the monsoon underground.

In a series of tweets, Mr Musk said his Boring Co, which digs tunnels for advanced transport systems, has advanced ground penetrating radar, and brainstormed that an air tunnel constructed with soft tubing like a bouncy castle could provide flexible passage out. Officials have not addressed a plan B and no one here at the site is talking about the what-ifs, although many must be wondering in quiet moments, what if.




A former Thai navy SEAL died on Friday working to deliver supplies to the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Thai officials have been briefing the media once every morning at unspecified times and Thai navy SEALs have been posting videos and pictures of the boys and what's going on inside the cave.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino invited the boys to the World Cup final in Moscow - if they are rescued in time and feel healthy enough to travel. Authorities have said the soccer players are being looked after by Thai navy SEALs, including medics, staying with them inside the cave. "We have a limited amount of time".

He did not elaborate. At this time though, diving is the only possible method of escape, even though cave rescue experts warn it is extremely unsafe even for those with experience.

A senior army commander, Maj. "We will complete the mission for you".

Former Thai navy Seal Saman Gunan passed out underwater during an overnight mission to deliver oxygen.

The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place oxygen canisters along the route to where the boys and others are sheltered, Thai SEAL commander Rear Admiral Arpakorn Yookongkaew said.

Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region.

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