Thai cave rescue: Navy official dies in rescue task to save children

Former navy diver dies during Thailand cave rescue effort

Authorities undertook the unsafe mission to rescue 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave on Sunday and authorities said the entire task may take three-four days to complete.

A former member of Thailand's SEAL unit died during a dive on Thursday night, a grim turn in what began two weeks ago as an outing to celebrate the birthday of one of the boys.

The football team have been in the cave since 23 June, when rising water levels trapped them inside.

Trapped for two weeks: A massive rescue operation was launched after the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach went missing on June 23.

The cave is a karstic cave complex under the Doi Nang Non mountain range that lies on the border between Thailand and Myanmar.

British Cave Rescue Council Chairman Peter Dennis told Sunrise this morning that the decision to delay the next dive was due to the strenuous work the divers are undergoing.

USA special operations teams and divers have been part of the Thai-led worldwide rescue effort that led to four boys being pulled to safety from a cave Sunday after being trapped for 16 days.

The rescue operation has been put on hold as all the air tanks installed along the evacuation route have been used up and need replacing, according to Narongsak.

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The rescue mission could take two to four days depending on the conditions in the cave. "It is very challenging and physically arduous", he said.

In the days since they were found in the cave, the boys have written notes to their families expressing optimism and encouraging them not to worry.

The first boy rescued exited the cave 5:40 p.m. local time, followed by three of his team members shortly after.

She said rescuers have not been giving away how optimistic or pessimistic they are. but "it was clear they were tense". The deceased is identified as Saman Kuniont who (38) who was returning from the chamber where the boys were trapped.

'The U.S.is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety.

In a statement released late Sunday afternoon, Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn says "divers will work with medics in the cave to assess the boys' health before determining who will come out first". The operation was put on hold until Monday morning after oxygen levels in the cave dropped.

The children are said to be in high spirits and "ready to go".

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