Last five trapped in Thai cave will be brought out 'at the same time': rescue chief

Reuters

Posted at Jul 10 2018 01:45 PM

Rescue personnel walk at the site of the Tham Luang cave complex during a mission to rescue the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 9, 2018, in this photo obtained from social media. Twitter @elonmusk/via Reuters

BANGKOK/CHIANG RAI, Thailand - The third phase of an operation to rescue four remaining boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded Thai cave began on Tuesday morning, the head of the rescue mission said.

Narongsak Osottanakorn told a news conference the latest rescue operation began at about 10:08 a.m.

"All five will be brought out at the same time today," he said, to cheers from reporters and rescue workers.