Thailand cave rescue: 8 boys now out of cave – Only 4 and coach still trapped

Four more boys have today been rescued from the cave complex in northern Thailand where a youth football team became trapped two weeks ago, leaving just four teammates and their coach stuck underground for at least another day.

The first of today’s rescued boys was seen being carried out on a stretcher shortly before 5pm local time, a few hours after the mission entered its second day.

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Boys number six and seven were brought out little over an hour later, with boy number eight spotted being taken out at about 7.40pm local time.

The first four boys were rescued on Sunday, and were said to be hungry but in good health after arriving at hospital.

It initially unclear whether divers would attempt further rescues on Monday or if the operation would be halted until Tuesday.

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