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Fifth Boy Brought Out Of Thai Cave On Second Day Of Rescue, Official Says (Video)

An ambulance believed to be carrying rescued schoolboys leaves from Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 CBS News Special Report: Sources Say Another Boy Rescued From Thailand Cave. Ben Tracy reports:

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Rescue workers in Thailand brought out on Monday the fifth boy from a group of 12 and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave complex, a navy official said, hours after the rescue mission resumed.

A Reuters witness near the Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai saw medical personnel carrying a person, wrapped in green sheets and lying flat, into an ambulance close to the mouth of the cave.

“Yes, one has come out already,” a navy official told Reuters. He declined to give any details.

The “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour drenched the area and flooded the tunnels.

British divers found the 13, huddled on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometers inside the complex, on Monday last week.

The first four boys were brought out on Sunday and were in good condition in hospital, officials said. There was no immediate word on the condition of the fifth boy.

Reuters, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 9, 2018

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