Entire Wild Boar soccer team rescued from Thailand cave

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"Who the hell would give that to a kid?"

"The tension before they dive must be bad for them, I'd imagine they will be practicing breathing through face masks before they go and they will be trying to calm them, as panicking underwater is not what you want".

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world.

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is heading the rescue effort, said earlier that Tuesday's operation began just after 10 a.m. and involved 19 divers. It takes several hours.

Tham Luang caves, Thailand (CNN)- Rescuers working at a cave site in northern Thailand have suspended operations for the day after bringing four more boys out of the flooded cave system Monday, according to a witness working with the rescue team, bringing the total number of rescued boys to eight.

The boys had asked for chocolate and bread, both of which the hospital had provided, he said.

The boys and their coach went exploring in the massive Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 23 after a soccer practice, and were cut off when a rainstorm flooded the cave. However it was not clear if the 25-year-old coach was among them or if he remained inside.

"The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems", he added.

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Rescuers had planned to keep the team where they were until they could find a safe way to get them out - keeping them supplied until the rainy season ended in October was a possibility. "We should treat them like disaster victims, and not like theyve done anything wrong".

It could be at least seven days before they can be released from hospital, Jesada told a news conference.

The first four boys who were rescued on Sunday have been allowed to see their families through a glass window as doctors continue to conduct thorough health checks and monitor the boys for any contagious diseases.

None of them have fevers, and all are able to eat normal "medical" food, the doctor said, an improvement from the watered-down porridge they were fed when they were first rescued.

One of the boys appeared to have lung inflammation, and another was admitted with a slowed heart rate but both are improving, said Dr. Jedsada Chokedamrongsook, the permanent secretary of the Thai Health Ministry. The boys then walked from Chamber 3 to the mouth of the cave, which has been mostly drained over the last few days despite heavy rains.

Two boys among the first group to be freed, who he said were aged between 14 and 16, had shown possible signs of pneumonia and all had low temperatures when they arrived on Monday night.

After garnering headlines with initial ideas of installing a giant air tube inside the cave complex and using his firm's penetrating radar to dig holes to reach the boys, Musk offered his idea for the mini-sub.

Overnight, the entrepreneur Elon Musk posted on social media that he had personally delivered a child-sized submarine to the site which he has developed to assist with the operation, but it is unlikely to play a role. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future.

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