Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Former Navy SEAL: Thailand Cave Rescue Is Like 'Climbing Mount Everest'

Former Navy SEAL: Thailand Cave Rescue Is Like 'Climbing Mount Everest'

Finnish volunteer diver Mikko Paasi, a long-term resident of Thailand, said the death of the Thai Navy SEAL had changed the mood on the ground and made real for rescuers just how risky the mission had become.

An Australian doctor who is part of the worldwide team of rescuers checked the health of the boys Saturday to decide who should be brought to the surface first.

Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the risky mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach earlier on Sunday.

An ambulance transports the first two children after being rescued from Tham Luang cave from a helicopter before heading to hospital. It remains unclear how numerous boys have actually left the cave.

The head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn, had earlier told reporters that "Today is D-Day".

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The first two members of a Thai schoolboy football team have been rescued from the flooded cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, a local rescue official said on Sunday.

The only way to bring the 13 out is by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents, as well as oxygen-depleted air.

Underscoring the risk, a former Thai elite navy diver died Friday morning after losing consciousness while returning from placing oxygen canisters in the cave.

Monsoon flooding cut off their escape route and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days. Each of the rescued boys had two divers with them at all times during the operation.

"I watch the news on my phone, my mom is watching on TV", said Chokumpompan, who graduated from the same school that six of the boys now attend, Mae Si Prasitsart School.

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"We, the Thai team and the worldwide team, will bring the Wild Boars home", referencing the boys' soccer team name. A video from the Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page showed the group several kilometers inside the 10-kilometer (6-mile) cave network on a small wedge of dry ground. The boys are between 11 and 16 years old. The boys, all members of a local soccer team called the Wild Boars, had been hiking in the caves when they became trapped by rain waters.

In the days since they were found in the cave, the boys have written notes to their families expressing optimism and encouraging them not to worry. Getting trained divers in is easier than getting untrained kids out.

"They are all of our students, all of our friends, all of our children", she said. In total, the mission could last several days, he also said, though the team of global divers on the site are apparently feeling "buoyed" by the success of the operation so far. "I've been involved in cave rescue for 30 years and I can not even think of one that is this complicated".

He said the first boys could emerge from the cave at around 2pm Irish time. "He's thinner", she said, as she ran her finger over the image of her son on a television screen.

An Australian doctor and cave diving expert has played a critical role in the precarious mission to save a young Thai soccer team from their prison cave.

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Thai military bring water pumps to the cave on July 6, 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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