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Thai cave rescue: First boys freed by rescue divers, officials say

Sunday July 8, 2018 - 22:19 EST

Two members of the trapped boys' soccer team have been rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, local officials say.

"Two kids are out. They are currently at the field hospital near the cave," chief of Chiang Rai's health department and part of the rescue team, Tossathep Boonthong told the Reuters news agency.

"We are giving them a physical examination. They have not been moved to Chiang Rai hospital yet," he said.

Thirteen foreign divers, and five Thai Navy SEALs entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave on Sunday to try and bring the team out before monsoonal rains hampered the rescue effort.

More to come.


- ABC

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