Over 100 'chimneys' drilled into mountain in bid to reach trapped boys

09 July, 2018, 07:47 | Author: Donnie King
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But more rain could erase that progress.The group's 25-year-old soccer coach, trapped with his 12 players aged 11 to 16, has written an apology to the children's parents, which was ferried out by expert divers attending to the group trapped in the cave. Queue said Thai officials came to him and his other teammates for information about the cave, asking about which route they usually took and what the conditions were like inside.

But pressure continues to mount as predicted heavy rains may complicate any rescue efforts. Saman left us while working as a diver and in a time where all divers joining forces to complete the mission.

They have to work their way through a narrow passage that is flooded in sometimes deep, dark and low visibility areas.

"I talk to (the families) everyday and they would like us to bring their kids out but I said it has to be minimum risk".

Narongsak Osotthanakorn, governor of the Chiang Rai region, said Friday the health of most of the boys had "improved to normal", according to BBC News.

More than 100 exploratory holes have been bored - some shallow, but the longest 400 meters deep - into the mountainside, in an attempt to open a second evacuation route and avoid forcing the boys into a unsafe dive through submerged tunnels.

On Saturday, Osottanakorn said that the rescuers have a three to four day window.

In an effort to keep the rest of the group well the Thai SEALS are pumping oxygen into the cave.

Rescuers have been examining ways to bring the boys out, including fitting them with full-face oxygen masks and accompanying them on a long, unsafe swim through the tunnels.




At one tight corner known as T-junction, there is nearly zero visibility, said Ivan Karadicz, a Danish diving instructor participating in the effort.

"When we're in a confined space, if the oxygen drops to 12 percent the human body starts to slow down and people can fall unconscious", Narongsak said.

While underwater, the rescuer passed out and efforts to resuscitate him failed, Arpakorn said.

However, Ivan Katadzic, a Danish diving instructor who has been ferrying oxygen tanks inside the cave, said after a dive Friday evening that he was "double positive" about the mission because the water level had dropped considerably.

Water levels in the cave have been reducing for days because of a huge operation to pump water out of the caverns. But rescuers have still not identified every point where water flows into the six-mile-long cave. "Teacher, don't give us lots of homework!" he joked.

Other alternatives, including drilling from the back of the cave have not proven successful, he said. "We will carry on". "Everyone is a professional so we're trying to put it away and avoid it happening again", he said, adding: "Everybody is focusing on getting these boys out - keeping them alive or getting them out".

Earlier on Saturday Thai Navy SEALS published touching notes scrawled by the trapped footballers to their families, who are waiting for them agonizingly close-by outside the cave entrance.

Gov. Osottanakorn said "air is a major issue", but added that United Kingdom experts had confirmed the conditions in the chamber where the children are located were "all right". A medical assessment Thursday by medics attending the boys in the cave concluded that neither the boys nor their coach is strong enough yet to attempt an exit.

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