2nd rescue underway at flooded Thai cave

Fighting time, high waters, divers prepare to rescue second group of Thai boys from cave

CHIANG RAI, Thailand-A mission to rescue a group of boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand resumed on Monday, the chief of the mission said, after the first four boys rescued were judged healthy as they recovered in hospital.

Elon Musk has offered his assistance and has floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network.

Doctors are monitoring them for any illnesses they may have picked up in the cave, and supervising efforts to build up their strength after they spent more than two weeks with little food and no natural light.

Thai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn described the first rescue as "our masterpiece work" and claimed the four rescued boys were in "perfect" health - despite earlier reports that one was being "closely monitored". Authorities have said extracting the entire team from the cave could take up to four days, but two straight days of success raised hopes that it could be done faster.

The rescuers are racing against time, as more rain is forecast, and the extra water would significantly complicate matters. SEE ALSO: More about the players and coach stuck in a flooded cave Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province.

Authorities have said the boys are being held close to divers and wear oxygen masks to enable normal breathing.

The four who were rescued previously were taken to a hospital in Chiang Rai for evaluation.

A device by Elon Musk's SpaceX and The Boring Company, created to help rescue the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand, is being tested in a swimming pool in Los Angeles, California, in this still image taken from an undated video obtained from social media.

Elon Musk Offers to Help Soccer Team Trapped In Thai Cave
He also raised the possibility of a nylon tube being inserted into the cave to inflate it with air "like a bouncy castle". The rising water level in the cave is causing a drop in the oxygen levels, which is causing the boys to exhaust.

The rescued boys are being kept in sterilized isolation units at a nearby hospital, which prohibits physical contact, and their parents have not been told they're safe.

An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area with one of the four boys extracted by divers yesterday from the complex in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park.

However, after news of the rescue of four boys emerged, Musk tweeted, "Hopefully useful". The families have not yet been able to interact with the boys out of fears of infection.

The Thai Navy released a video on Facebook showing the moment the group was found alive by British divers last Monday. A rescuer said they have been ordered to be ready to resume the operation at 8am today.

Thailand's Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has revealed the same divers who rescued the four boys will also conduct the next operation due to their knowledge of the terrain. A retired Thai Navy SEAL assisting with the operation died Friday after running out of oxygen, underlining the danger of the rescue.

"We've used all the oxygen", Osatanakorn told reporters.

The cave complex is off-limits during the rainy season, which usually runs from May to October when downpours can quickly flood it. Officials have yet to confirm the identities of the four boys freed.

"I'm hoping for good news". Kanet said the boys will be treated as disaster victims and given psychological evaluations and other assistance after their ordeal.

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