All 12 boys and their coach rescued from Thailand cave

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They were trapped in the sprawling Tham Luang cave on June 23, when it became flooded by monsoon rains as they were exploring it after soccer practice.

The eight boys brought out by divers on Monday and Tuesday were doing well and were in good spirits, a senior health official said.

A crack team of foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALS has been guiding the boys out through almost 4 km (2.5 miles) of sometimes submerged, pitch-dark channels.

The conditions in Thailand were "extreme", he said, adding: "If any people could execute this rescue successfully, it was our team of British divers".

The Thai Navy SEALs have expressed their jubilation at the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a flooded cave.

"It doesn't matter how much equipment you throw at it or how many dollars you throw at it, you may be reaching the limits of the technology in this particular situation", Anmar Mirza, National Cave Rescue Commission National Coordinator, told Slate on Saturday. Now, two boys along with their football coach remain in the caves. Officials said they emerged from the cave "healthy" shortly after the last rescues were made, July 10, 2018.

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Heavy rain began falling Tuesday as rescuers worked to replenish oxygen tanks for the third mission side the cave.

The first eight boys to exit the cave have been recovering in quarantine in Chiang Rai hospital.

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Graphic: The Thai cave complex where four boys and their soccer coach remain trapped is expansive, stretching about 10 km.

Rescuers working at a cave site in northern Thailand have suspended operations for the day after bringing four more boys out of the flooded cave system on Monday.

A USA film crew had already arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system in Chiang Rai province as one of the world's most daring rescue operations entered its third day. With that said, the capsule also looks like a claustrophobic's worst nightmare.

Four Thai boys rescued from flooded cave
The rescue mission has concluded for the night and will resume in 10 to 20 hours because of low oxygen levels. According to a document released by the Thai authorities, two divers will accompany each of the teenagers.

"It's really a miracle", she said.

He was taken by helicopter and then ambulance to the hospital in Chiang Rai were the first four boys, who were rescued on Sunday, are now being held in quarantine as they undergo tests.

Seven divers in the rescue team were from the United Kingdom, including Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, who were the first to reach the group last week.

"The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems", Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry, told a news conference.

The second group freed on Monday were aged 12 to 14.

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