Expert divers Sunday have reportedly rescued eight of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated operation unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground.
Four boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave as authorities paused the international effort to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route.
Extracting everyone could take up to four days, but the initial success raised hopes that could be done.
The task of removing the boys from the entrance of the cave is not easy. Take a look at this video explaining the possible challenges —
According to Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is overseeing the mission "The operation went much better than expected."