06 Jul '18, 6pm

Thai cave rescue: Boys not ready to be evacuated, official says

CHIANG RAI: Thai officials ruled out any attempt to bring 12 boys and their football coach out of the flooded Tham Luang cave overnight, as they are not ready to dive yet. Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn on Friday (Jul 6) night dispelled media reports citing a rescue diver who said he had been on standby for the mission. Advertisement Diver Ben Reymenants had told Belgian media that the operation would take place throughout the weekend as heavy rain was expected on Sunday, and that the boys would be evacuated two by two, beginning with the strongest boys. Thailand's Navy SEAL commander earlier said rescuers may have "limited time" to attempt the tricky job of getting the group out, the first official admission waiting out the monsoon period in the cave may not be possible. But Narongsak told reporters that while the boys were learning to dive, they were not read...

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