8 boys brought out of flooded Thai cave

One of two ambulances leave the cave in northern Thailand hours after operation began to rescue the trapped soccer players and their coach

One of two ambulances leave the cave in northern Thailand hours after operation began to rescue the trapped soccer players and their coach

However, the rain shortly recommenced, putting a halt to the rescue operation.

As of Monday morning, nine people remained trapped in the cave, including the 12-member team's coach, after four boys were rescued on Sunday, the first day of the rescue operation.

Speaking to reporters at a briefing near the cave on Sunday night, Chiang Rai provincial acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the healthiest boys were taken out first, with the first two emerging at 5:40 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. local time, or 6:40 a.m. ET.

"We have two obstacles: water and time", Governor Osottanakorn noted, adding, "This is what we have been racing against since day one". "They'll be heroes." "That's intimidating as well as somewhat uplifting, but it won't be addressing the fears and the hard emotions that the boys have gone through". But the first of the four boys emerged from the cave entrance about nine hours after a team of 18 global cave diving experts went in to retrieve them. "The conditions must be stable like today before we can continue the operation".

One by one, the first four to be rescued emerged after a treacherous, hourslong journey through the tight, underwater passageways of Tham Luang Cave.

In Thailand, the plight of the boys brought together, at least temporarily, a country that has always been divided between the urban elite and the rural poor. The medical exams for the four boys began before they even left the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand.

But rescuers have a dwindling window of opportunity, with forecasters predicting the return of heavy monsoon rains in the coming days, effectively sealing off the cave until October.

For the boys, the most risky part of the journey out of the labyrinth cave system remains the first kilometer, in which they are required to pass through a flooded channel no wider than a person. While there was no immediate word on their condition, Dr. Ashton said doctors will likely conduct a battery of tests on the boys to evaluate not only their physical condition but their mental condition as well. Authorities have said extracting the entire team from the cave could take up to four days, but Sunday's success raised hopes that it could be done faster. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each have an 80% to 90% chance of rain.

".I can't give you an exact number but it should be more than 10 hours but not exceeding 20 hours".

"Today, everything was very smooth", Narongsak told a throng of reporters at a news conference.

The boys had to travel about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) with oxygen tanks, tethered to cave divers to exit.

For the boys - some of whom can't swim - the most risky part of the journey out of the labyrinth cave system remains the first kilometer, in which they are required to pass through a flooded channel no wider than a person. During this process, rescuers need to hold their oxygen tanks in front of them and swim pencil-like through submerged holes.

The four boys rescued are recovering in a nearby hospital and are yet to see their parents.

Officials say it could take up to four days to complete the rescue of eight boys and their soccer coach from inside a northern Thailand cave.

On Sunday night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: "Have sweet dreams everyone".

Australia's foreign minister says 19 Australian personnel are involved in the Thailand cave rescue operation including a doctor who's played an essential part in assessing which boys can leave and in what order.

"Definitely, you can feel it that it has an effect, but we're moving on". "In terms of re-feeding and the regaining of strength, there's only a certain amount of energy that you can re-accumulate, and it doesn't happen in just a couple of days", Auerbach said. The letter shows the boys in good spirits despite their ordeal. I've told Yod to get ready to take me out for fried chicken. A family member told CNN Monday that they hadn't been told which boys had been pulled out, and who is still trapped in the cave. "I had been anxious about my son, that he would be exhausted, he would be tired", he said.

The first four rescued boys have been placed in a ward set aside specifically for the cave rescue, a source at the hospital said.

"It's like I'm counting every second", said Salisa Promjak, the aunt.

"I want to give him a hug!" one message said. "I am so happy".

They also wanted to express their gratitude to the rescue teams working to free Prajak and his teammates. "So to get them back to their baseline - which would require food, water, vitamins, all the nutrients that we normally have, plus reasonable exercise of muscle tone - would take a matter of weeks". "Maybe some of the boys have injuries or light injuries and would be categorized as yellow condition".

Meanwhile rescuers fed a kilometres-long air pipe into the cave to restore oxygen levels in the chamber where the team was sheltering with medics and divers.

Thai officials said Friday that oxygen levels inside the cave plummeted to a risky 15% - shy of the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's "optimal range" of oxygen, which is between 19.5% and 23.5%.

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