A fifth (update: and possibly sixth) boy was reportedly rescued from the cave site in Thailand, as rescue operations that have extracted four boys so far resumed Monday morning.
Fox News broke in to report Monday morning that the fifth boy has been rescued from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand, where a group has been trapped for more than two weeks. The boys are all part of a Thai soccer team that went missing weeks ago — before they were found on a rock shelf deep in the flooded cave.
The latest boy to be rescued was spotted on a stretcher around 4:30 p.m. local time, according to CNN. The outlet reported that eight boys remain inside the cave.
— Jo Shelley (@joshelleyCNN) July 9, 2018
A team of eighteen diving experts, including foreign and Thai citizens, began rescue operations on Sunday and managed to free four boys from the cave.
Watch a report above, via Fox News. This story is developing and may be updated.
UPDATE 0722 ET: Reporting now from the Guardian that a sixth boy has already been freed.
Can confirm sixth boy is now out #thamluangcave
— michael safi (@safimichael) July 9, 2018
UPDATE 0841 ET: The rescue operation has been suspended for the night in Thailand. Four more of the trapped soccer team were rescued this morning, bringing the total to eight. Four more boys and the coach remain in the cave. Today is the 17th day of their ordeal.
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