Four boys of a youth football team and their coach are still trapped in Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand as the Thailand cave rescue operation was suspended yesterday, July 10 after evacuating 4 boys. The Thai Navy Seals in charge on Monday confirmed that 10 out of the 13 people stuck in the flooded cave have been rescued. The evacuated boys were taken to the hospital for the checkup and will be kept under the observation for a few days.

According to the head of the rescue mission, the plan of the divers is to bring out four people each day as it takes 20 hours to re-set all the oxygen tanks inside the flooded cave during the rescue operation. Now that 3 are still trapped inside the cave, it is unclear how the 3 will be brought out today.

Here are the LIVE updates of Thailand cave rescue day 3:

3:40 pm: 11th boy rescued, now only a boy and the coach remain in the cave

3:25 pm: 10th boy rescued, now 2 boys and the coach remain in the flooded Tham Luang cave

02:48pm: According to CNN, the 9th boy has been rescued.

02:38pm: Chefs prepare a vast vat of stir-fried pork for rescue workers.

02:25pm: An ambulance was seen leaving from the site of the cave but no updates have been given to the media regarding the evacuation, says AP.

1:30pm: Elon Musk took to Instagram account to share the video from the flooded northern cave.

Just got back from Cave 3

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12:56pm: Divers enter northern Thailand cave to evacuate the last group of 4 boys and their coach.

12:35pm: A Thai health department official, Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong was noted saying that no hugging or touching will be allowed until blood tests prove the boys are free of infections. He has named leptospirosis and melioidosis – bacterial infections that can be transmitted through soil or water.

12:25pm: Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the public health ministry was noted saying that all eight boys are in good health. Everyone is in a good mental state with no fever.

11:58 am: Ivan Karadzic was quoted saying, “They are being forced to do something that no kid has ever done before. It is not in any way normal for kids to do cave diving aged 11. They are diving in something that is considered an extremely hazardous environment, in zero visibility, the only light in there is the torches you bring yourself. We were obviously very afraid of any kind of panic. Then there are multiple equipment malfunctions you can imagine. I cannot understand how cool these small kids are.. Incredibly strong kids.”

10:50am: The head of the joint command centre coordinating the operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn was noted saying that the torrential rain overnight had not affected the conditions for the rescue.

10:15am: Thai authorities resume the final rescue operation to save the remaining 4 boys of the junior football team and a 25-year-old coach. The operation began at around 10:08am involving 19 divers.

08:00am: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reached Thailand with wild boar mini-submarine to rescue the left people. He took to his Twitter account after returning from Cave 3 that Mini-sub is ready if needed. The Mini submarine is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. He has left the marine-sub in the cave for Thai authorities and international divers as it may be useful in the future.

07:00am: The lead diver of the Thailand Cave Rescue, John Volanthen was noted saying that he dives for passion and has always wondered if it would have a purpose. Last two days was what he prepared for his entire life.

Elon Musk, CEO SpaceX, have built a submarine to rescue the Thailand kids from the flooded Tham Luang cave. The CEO took to his Twitter account to share the video.

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop on Monday morning during a TV interview was noted saying that she believes the trapped boys will be brought out in groups of four. Apart from the Thai authorities, 19 Australian divers are a part of the dangerous rescue mission.


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