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Thai cave rescue: Anti-anxiety pills used to calm boys as three more freed – latest news

Thai cave rescue: Anti-anxiety pills used to calm boys as three more freed - latest newsDivers enter flooded cave on third phase of rescue mission Tense wait amid bid to bring out final five members of group Each person is being pulled through cave by expert divers Rescuers give boys anti-anxiety pills to keep them calm Eight boys already in hospital are ‘healthy and smiling’ Twelve boys and coach trapped by floods a fortnight ago Meet the seven British divers playing leading roles in mission Another three boys have been pulled from the flooded Thai cave, as rescuers use anti-anxiety pills to free the remaining youngsters and their football coach who have been trapped for 18 days. As heavy rains threatened the perilous escape route and complicated an already dangerous operation, the Thai prime minister confirmed the boys were given medication before the mission to keep them calm. Three more children were rescued in quick succession from shortly after 10am BST (4pm local time) – the ninth, 10th and 11th to be saved so far out of the 13 who have been stuck in the cave. One boy and the coach remain inside. The hoped-for final chapter in an ordeal that has gripped the world comes after elite divers escorted eight young players of the Wild Boars football team out of the claustrophobic network of tunnels on Sunday and Monday. The boys – aged 11 to 16 – and their 25-year-old coach, Ekaphol Chantawong, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on June 23 after football practice and got caught deep inside when heavy rains caused flooding that trapped them on a muddy ledge. “I expect they will come out today, all of them,” Narongsak Osottanakorn, the governor of Chiang Rai province and head of the joint command centre coordinating the mission, said to cheers as he told a briefing that the final push had begun at about 10am local time (4am BST).  Video: Moment one of the trapped boys is freed Rescuers were buoyed by the resilience of the eight boys who are recuperating in hospital and said to be hungry for bread and chocolate. Jesada Chokdumrongsuk, deputy director-general of the Public Health Ministry, said the first four boys rescued, aged 12 to 16, are now able to eat normal food. Two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally “healthy and smiling,” he said, adding: “All eight are in good health, no fever… everyone is in a good mental state.” “The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems,” he said. “Everyone is in high spirits and are happy to get out. But we will have a psychiatrist to evaluate them.” It could be at least seven days before they can be released from hospital and their families are being kept at a distance because of fears of infection. Thai cave rescue effort | Read more Officials lavished praise on the Thai and international divers who, in pairs of two, have executed the dangerous rescue missions, guiding the boys – who could barely swim and had no diving experience – through a treacherous 2.5-mile escape route that twisted and turned through the cavern. But the chances of monsoon rains sending torrents of water into the cave and making the rescue effort too risky are never far from the minds of everyone involved in the operation, which has already led to the death of one volunteer diver. The plight of the boys and their coach has riveted Thailand and much of the world – from the heart-sinking news they were trapped to the first flickering video of the huddle of anxious yet smiling boys. They had spent nine harrowing days trapped in darkness until two British divers found them after penetrating deep into the sprawling cave network. Stay with us for the latest updates. Thai cave rescue: How it’s being done 12:26PM More ambulances with flashing lights seen leaving cave Three ambulances, with their lights flashing, have been seen leaving the site of the Thai cave rescue.  We are still awaiting news about the remaining schoolboy and the football coach. 11:41AM Boys given anti-anxiety medication before rescue The boys who have been rescued from the cave were given anti-anxiety medication before the mission to keep them calm, the Thai prime minister has confirmed.  The option of sedating the boys before rescue was previously suggested by Jani Santala, a cave diving instructor from Finland.  He told Radio 4’s Today programme last week: “The easiest way would be for if the child would be almost unconscious, not fighting against panic or anything.  “Just strapped with the full face mask and just being like a parcel that professional divers are handling.” He added: “That must be terrifying for them, but with the proper medication, that can be done. But, still, the doctors might have a solution for that. From a rescue diver’s point of view, that would be the easiest way.” 11:24AM Another boy freed from cave – just one boy and coach to go An 11th boy was pulled from the cave soon after 11am BST (5.13pm local time). That means it is one boy and the coach left to go. 11:01AM Tenth boy rescued from Thai cave – navy sources We’ve had confirmation that a 10th boy has been rescued from the Thai cave. Three officials told the AFP news agency that he had been saved, leaving two more boys and their coach to be freed from the underground complex. “The 10th is at the cave entrance on the way to the field hospital,” a navy official said. A local government official confirmed the rescue while a police source, who also did not want to be named, said “the ninth and tenth were about 20 minutes apart.” 10:49AM ‘Everyone is working so hard to help them’ – friends of trapped boys speak of excitement at seeing them again Classmates of some of the rescued boys at the Mae Sai Prasitsart school said on Tuesday that they were excited to see their friends again and thanked those who had been helping them. “Thank you everyone for your interest and support. I’m happy that they can get out and would love to play and study with them again,” said a teenage girl called Duangdeun. Classmates of the trapped boy pray at the Maisai Prasitsart school on Tuesday morning Credit: Lauren DeCicca /Getty She said she believed that the ongoing dangerous mission would be successful. “I think all of them will definitely get out because everyone is working so hard to help them,” she said. Pupils at the school, some of whom have visited the Tham Luang caves, have been holding vigils and prayers for the boys since they went missing two weeks ago. 10:36AM 10th person seen carried out of Thai cave on stretcher According to a witness near the entrance to the cave, a 10th person has been seen being carried out of the cave on a stretcher. 10:35AM Sources confirm ninth boy has been transferred to field hospital Police and navy sources confirmed that Thai rescuers have brought a ninth boy out from the Tham Luang cave. “The ninth boy is out,” the police source said, requesting anonymity, while a Thai navy source confirmed the boy “has been transferred from the cave entrance to the field hospital.” 10:18AM Ninth person rescued from cave – official A ninth person has been rescued from the Thai cave, an official with knowledge of the rescue mission has told the Reuters news agency. He is said to have been rescued at shortly after 10am BST (4pm local time). 9:46AM Ambulance leaves caves amid reports ninth boy is freed An ambulance has been seen leaving the site of the cave rescue operation. It comes amid early unconfirmed reports that a ninth boy has been freed. Nobody has reached the field hospital yet, but two medical helicopters are reportedly getting ready to fly to the main hospital in Chiang Rai.  Nine ambulances have been waiting at the cave site since Tuesday morning Credit: YE AUNG THU /AFP At least nine ambulances have been waiting at the site after the leader of the rescue operation said Tuesday’s aim was to bring out all five as well as a medic and three Thai Navy SEALS, who have been with the boys. Officials have generally waited hours to confirm rescues. Tuesday’s operation began at just after 10am local time (4am BST). 9:15AM Young footballers will be spared exams next week It is probably the last thing on their mind at the moment. But the head of the Mae Sai Prasitsart school, attended by six of the youngsters, has confirmed that they will be exempt from exams next week. He also said the boys would all receive counselling sessions. 9:11AM Rescued boys remain in hospital quarantine amid infection fears The eight boys who have already been rescued are recuperating at Chiang Rai hospital. The children – aged between 12 and 16 – will remain in quarantine until doctors are sure they had not contracted any infections from inside the cave. A nurse adjusts her face mask at Chiang Rai hospital Credit: Vincent Thian /AP Experts warned that drinking contaminated water or being exposed to bird or bat droppings in the cave could lead to dangerous infections. But the early signs were promising, with X-rays and blood tests showing just two had signs of pneumonia and that they were in a “normal state” after taking antibiotics. 8:22AM Anxious wait for news as relatives of trapped boys gather at caves Relatives of the trapped schoolboys are facing an anxious wait for news from the latest rescue mission. Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha met some of them on Monday as he visited the cave complex. Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha poses with relatives of boys who have been trapped in the flooded cave Credit: REUTERS  On Tuesday, some relatives began to gather at the entrance to the cave – where several ambulances are stationed in anticipation of a successful mission. Relatives of boys trapped in a flooded cave are seen at a check point near the Tham Luang cave complex Credit: SOE ZEYA TUN /Reuters And classmates of the boys – from the Wild Boars football team – started the day with prayers at the Maisai Prasitsart school before classes. Classmates of the Wild Boars football team pray at the Maisai Prasitsart school before classes on Tuesday Credit: Lauren DeCicca/Getty 8:01AM Thai prime minister is briefed on cave rescue latest  Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is pictured receiving a briefing on the cave rescue operation on Monday night. He had visited the cave to inspect the operation and was quoted as saying he did not want to see this kind of incident happen again on Thai soil. Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha receives a briefing on the cave rescue operation Monday night in Chiang Rai province #ThaiCaveRescue#ThamLuang#ถ้ำหลวงpic.twitter.com/Dv2p1QJq3S— Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) July 10, 2018 7:42AM Rescuers: ‘We will celebrate together finally’ Thai Navy Seals leading the rescue mission say on their Facebook page that today’s efforts will take longer than usual, but that we will “celebrate together finally”.  7:40AM Video: Rescuers set off for third mission This video filmed by The Telegraph’s  Nicola Smith in Chiang Rai shows Thai Navy Seals leaving for the caves this morning. Video: Thai Navy Seals set off for third mission 6:21AM Coach is among those still in cave Worth pointing out that the governor’s words confirm that the coach is still among those waiting to be rescued. Had been earlier speculation that he as among first to be rescued because he was in a weak state after giving his share of their rations to the boys. But Narongsak Osottanakorn made clear we are expected to see four “boars” and one coach emerge from the cave, along with three navy seals and one army doctor who had stayed with them overnight.  6:05AM Mission to rescue remaining boys and coach is now under way Narongsak Osottanakorn, the governor of Chiang Rai province and the head of the joint command centre coordinating the mission, expects all five remaining survivors in the Tham Luang cave to be freed today. His announcement was greeted with cheers. He confirmed that the third rescue mission since Sunday began earlier, at 10:08am (4.08am BST), thanks to the experience they had gained from earlier operations. Thai soldiers walk into to the Tham Luang cave complex on Tuesday morning Credit: YE AUNG THU /AFP The first mission on Sunday took 11 hours and the second, on Monday , took 9 hours. Mr Osottanakorn said he expected the extraction times to be “equal to or better than yesterday if we don’t have any abnormal factors.” He added: “I expect they will come out today, all of them,” which would include three staff and a doctor currently staying in the chamber with the last group of five. Rescuers walk towards the entrance to the cave on Tuesday morning Credit: Sakchai Lalit /AP However, the governor added that overall Tuesday’s mission could take longer as more people need to be extracted. Unnecessary personnel have been cleared from the cave site today to speed up operations. Meanwhile, water irrigation experts working furiously to divert floodwaters from the cave have reported that conditions are “under control” despite heavy rainfall overnight. 5:55AM Governor says he expects last five to be freed today Rescue chiefs have just called a snap media conference. Standby for details soon #ThamLuangCave#ThaiCaveRescue#TenNews@tendailyaupic.twitter.com/n0v6MFm2NQ— Daniel Sutton (@danielsutton10) July 10, 2018 Chiang Rai governor says he expects all five to be freed today. 19 divers went in at 10:08. “Today we might have to wait longer but it will be worth the wait.” 5:53AM Watching and waiting An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park Credit: Ye Aung Thu/AFP   5:36AM A final push in the pouring rain? Is this the final push in the #thaicaverescue ? @AFP ‘s sources tell us the rescuers are confident of success and that all the remaining five will be brought out today. The weather isn’t great – continuous rain – but this won’t hamper the rescue, we’re told.— Richard Sargent (@rsargent79) July 10, 2018   5:34AM ‘I didn’t know if it was a casualty or a kid’ Ivan Karadzic, a Danish diver helping with the international rescue team, described the drama of the rescue to the BBC. “They are forced to do something that no kid has ever done before. It’s not in any way normal for kids to go cave diving aged 11. They are diving in something considered [an] extremely hazardous environment in zero visibility. The only light that is in there is the torch light we bring ourself,” he said. Mr Karadzic said their big fear was any kind of panic. “I cannot understand how cool these small kids are,” he added. “Thinking about how they have been kept in a small cave for two weeks. They haven’t seen their mums, incredibly strong kids. Unbelievable almost.” Ivan Karadzic, a Danish diving instructor, has been describing the rescue operation Credit: Reuters Mr Karadzic spoke of his own trepidation about being involved in the dangerous mission, and of the first time he saw a child coming towards him underwater. “I was very scared, because when I saw the diver and the kid in the horizon, we can’t see that far but maybe about 50m, I still didn’t know if it was a casualty or a kid,” he said. “But when I saw that he was alive and breathing and seemed to be alright, it felt very good.” 4:52AM Boys are ‘in good mental health’ More from the briefing: The first group have now seen their parents through a glass window, and the other four should be able to see their parents today in the same way. They do not have fever and appear to be in good mental health after their ordeal. The boys’ families were also buoyed by a visit from the Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Thai prime minister, who visited the hospital yesterday, and were seen chatting and laughing with them. Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public Health speaks during a news conference at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital Credit: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters The children had their eyes shielded by protective sunglasses as they emerged from the cave. Their eyesight is currently being tested, but the first group has been able to take the glasses off. If the last group of five survivors is freed today they will be treated separately from the others, but will receive the same tests, first being evaluated for hypothermia, and then being subjected to a round of blood tests, X-rays and heart checks.   4:41AM Soft food – and not too spicy – for now The boys have been desperate to eat normal food after surviving inside the cave on energy gels and medical food, said Dr Chokedmanrongsuk. The first group will be able to eat soft boiled rice today, he told reporters at Chiang Rai hospital. “Today they can eat normal food but not too spicy,” he added. He said the boys will be kept in isolation for the next week, to protect them from infection and while they undergo a thorough medical evaluation. “We have never experienced a situation like this before,” he said. 4:28AM Parents have seen boys – but only through glass Health officials remain cautious as they test boys for illness – including what has been called “cave disease”, caused by the fungus Histoplasmosis, found in the droppings of birds and bats.  Parents of 1st 4 boys to be evacuated from #Thamluangcave have now been allowed to see them, through glass. Health of all 8 fine, after low body temp, pulse in some – now normal. Eating unspicy food, sitting up, alert – Perm. Sec Health Ministry— Jonathan Head (@pakhead) July 10, 2018 4:25AM Health briefing under way  Dr Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, a senior health official, says the first 4 boys rescued are aged 14 to 16 and two  of them possibly have a lung infection. The second group was aged 12 to 14. All eight boys are still in quarantine. They are being tested for hypothermia, with blood tests, lung X-rays, heart rate. First group of boys was aged 14-16. Second group 12-14.  4:22AM Steady rain 10am in Mae Sai and the rain is pouring. It’s unclear yet whether this will adversely affect water levels at the #thamlaungcave rescue as divers head in for the third day in a row pic.twitter.com/ye9RkSBYbN— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) July 10, 2018   3:58AM Ambulances and military vehicles at cave entrance Three ambulances along with cars, hummers and soldiers have been seen entering the cave site where rescuers have been carrying out a high-stakes operation to bring out trapped members of a youth soccer team. Heavy rains lashed the northern Thai region late on Monday and a steady downpour has continued Tuesday. After divers brought out four of the boys Monday evening, authorities indicated the rescue operation would continue for a third day. But they also warned heavy rain could hamper their efforts. 3:43AM Can the divers rescue all five today? The question today is whether the rescuers can bring out all five people trapped inside the cave in one go. Until now, officials have said they want to do it four at a time.  Speaking on Monday night Narongsak Osottanakorn, who heads the mission, said:  “For safety, the best number is four.” That has led to speculation that they could opt to bring out what we believe to be the four remaining boys leaving their 25-year-old coach, Ekaphol Chantawong, to spend one more night perched on a ledge above the water. The Wild Boars football team with their coach, Ekaphol Chantawong, left Credit: Pixel8000 3:36AM ‘Divers resume rescue’ Reporters at the scene say a number of foreign divers have been spotted going back into the cave network. From the entrance it’s about a five-hour slog to reach the location where the boys and their coach are perched on a ledge. Then they have to come all the way back. So it may not be until late in the day that we know more. Here’s a reminder of how they are doing it all… Thai cave rescue: How it’s being done 3:30AM There’s a lot of respect around for the divers As hero divers once again enter the cave to rescue remaining 4 boys and coach they told reporters that the tight walls of the tunnel are “sharp as razors” & the water is so murky they cannot see beyond their hand – “this is the most difficult dive of my life” #ThaiCaveRescue— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 10, 2018 These divers in Thailand…. man. Just heroic people. Every detail of what they do makes me so scared and so grateful that there are people who can do this.— suzanne moore (@suzanne_moore) July 9, 2018 3:16AM Thai Seals prepare for day three of the evacuation With a traditional shout of “Hooyah!” Thai Navy Seals set off from their guesthouse in the northern Thai town of Mae Sai on Tuesday morning for a third rescue mission to bring out the remaining five survivors trapped in the Tham Luang caves. “We’re strong!” said the 15-strong group after a rousing pep talk from their commander about the dangerous mission ahead. The men were in good spirits as they posed for photos and crossed their forearms in the Seals’ trademark symbol. Gathering their hard hats and backpacks they headed out for the short drive to the caves where their role is to back up the first diving team which is expected to enter about 10:30am. Thai Navy Seals in good spirits at their guest house close to the cave complex Credit: Nicola Smith Prolonged rainfall overnight has increased anxiety about Tuesday’s mission, despite a successful and speedy extraction of eight boys since operations began on Sunday. Tuesday morning has begun with overcast skies after rain began shortly after midnight, and divers will not know if water levels have risen inside the cave until the enter. Two Thai military doctors have stayed in the chamber about 2.5 miles inside the cave network, where the remaining survivors are sheltering. 1:42AM Elon Musk delivers mini-sub Elon Musk says he has arrived in Thailand with his mini-sub. He says he made it all the way inside to cave 3, where emergency workers have set up their rescue hub, and has left his underwater craft in case it is any use. Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018 It may well be too big to make it through the 40cm or so gap we are told the rescuers and boys have to wriggle through. 


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