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A timeline of Thai rescue mission

Jagran Josh English 2018-07-11 15:00:10

Some of the children have pneumonia, but none of them has serious health problems

A Thai medical team said on Wednesday that the 12 boys and their coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have lost approximately two kg of weight each after spending more than two weeks trapped underground.

The team, however, said the weight loss doesn't pose a risk to their lives, Efe news reported.

Some of the children have pneumonia, but none of them has serious health problems, a member of the medical team at the provincial hospital of Chiang Rai responsible for assessing the health of the group said at a press conference.

The rescue operations culminated on Tuesday when the last four children and the coach were successfully taken out of the cave.

Let's have a look at the timeline of the efforts to rescue the group

June 23 — Twelve members of Wild Boar soccer team, aged between 11 and 16, go missing, along with their 25-year-old coach, in a cave complex in northern Thailand after a flash flood.

June 24 — Handprints and footprints found nearly two miles inside the cave but rescuers forced to suspend the search due to rising waters

June 25 — Thai Royal Navy SEAL divers enter the cave. Pumps installed to remove water.

June 27 — Search widens as 1,000 army and navy personnel, along with volunteers, join the search.

June 28 - Rescue work temporarily halted due to downpours.

June 30 - Rains ease enough for divers to make their way further into the cave, but no signs of children.

July 2 — Divers find the boys alive. They were standing on a shelf above the waters some 2.5 miles inside the cave.

July 3 — SEALs deliver much-needed food, water and medical aid.

July 6 — Saman Gunan, a Thai Navy SEAL, dies when his oxygen runs out as he's underwater in the caves.

July 8 — Rescuers rescued four boys 11.

July 9 — Four more boys are rescued after a nine-hour effort.

July 10 — The remaining four boys and the coach are retrieved from the cave.