The first four boys have been rescued from the Thai cave. Nothing is known yet about thei health. The boys have been transported to the Chiang Rai hospital and are currently being examined. It is remarkable that the rescue team managed to get six boys out so quickly. This gives hope for the rest of the victims who are still imprisoned in the cave.
Sequence of rescue boys
According to Thai media, the first boy came out at 12.40 Dutch time. The second boy followed shortly after. A doctor determined on Saturday which of the boys would be the first to be freed. The boys who needed the most medical support were the first to be evacuated. Thirteen foreign divers, five Thai divers and five members of the Thai Marine Corps are taking part in the rescue operation. A medical team is present for all thirteen people who are detained, so that they can be helped immediately after their liberation.
The course of the rescue operation
As far as we know, a large part of the route was dry enough to walk. A lot of water was pumped out of the cave, and the heavy rain that was predicted did not occur. However, there were also long dives to be made, also through narrow passages where the dive cylinder had to be temporarily removed. The boys dive with full face masks so that they can less easily panic. The victims are first taken care of in tents in front of the entrance to the cave, where they receive First Aid. They are then transported to the hospital by helicopter.