First boys of soccer team rescued from flooded Thailand cave


There are now reports that at least six of the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have been  rescued.  Reuters reports that they were examined at a field hospital  near the cave before being taken by ambulance.  The 12 boys and their  coach became trapped two weeks ago when rising water from monsoon storms  left them no way out from the underground cave system.  Authorities say  the decision to begin the mission to rescue the boys was made due to  the dropping oxygen levels and the threat of more monsoon rains. A team  of 13 divers and five Thai Navy SEALs entered the cave hours earlier to  begin the operation.  A pair of divers is working to remove the boys in  small groups.  Officials say the mission could take several days.  Water levels have reportedly lowered somewhat, making some of the chambers of the cave walkable.

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