All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave - navy SEAL unit

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Thirty-five emergency doctors were on standby as the "exhausted" boys were flown by military helicopter or driven in ambulances to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital.

Parents of the Thai boys trapped in a flooding cave slept at the rescue site, according to reports, as teams prepare to continue their rescue effort in the morning.

Expert divers entered the sprawling complex for the complicated and risky mission.

The next operation will begin in 10 to 20 hours and will involve 90 divers, he said.

Completing the mission could take up to 3 or 4 days, depending on the weather, rescue operators told Reuters.

Some took time on Sunday to pay tribute to Saman Gunan, a Thai Navy SEAL who died while trying to ensure the boys had enough oxygen. The boys were dived out from the cave one by one, escorted by two divers at one time.

The head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn, had earlier told reporters that "Today is D-Day".

An ambulance with flashing lights has left a cave complex in northern Thailand hours after the start of the second phase of an operation to rescue a youth soccer team trapped inside the flooded cave for more than two weeks.

A spokesman for Musk's Boring Co. tunneling unit, which has four engineers at the cave, said in an email Sunday that Thai officials had requested the device and that divers have determined it could potentially help the children through narrow, flooded cave passageways.

Now, while no further rescue efforts can be carried out on Sunday, there has been a breakthrough as the boys were retrieved. "The war ends when we win all three battles-the battles to search, rescue, and send them home".

The four boys were among 12 members of the Wild Boars team, ages 11-16, who ventured deep into the cave along with their 25-year-old coach on June 23.

While the four boys who were rescued were found to be in good health, nine other people remain trapped inside, and the rain, which could last days, could not just delay, but set back the rescue operation.

Eight of boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex as authorities paused the worldwide effort until Monday to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route. He had said fresh air tanks needed to be laid along the underwater route.

He said 13 foreign divers, five Thai divers and five Navy SEALs were involved in the rescue bid and the plan was for the boys to gradually come out, accompanied by two divers each.

Thailand's rainy season began on May 26 but the cave where the boys are trapped is located in the country's north, which gets much less rain than the south.

"Four have been brought out from the cave site".

A multi-pronged rescue effort has been underway since they were found almost a week ago.

"It's risky to the most experienced divers to go through", one diver told Reuters.

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