More than half of the trapped soccer team has now been rescued, the Thai Navy SEALS said on Facebook. Four people were evacuated from the cave on Monday evening in a daring rescue that seemed to defy the odds.
The four survivors rescued on Monday have all been hospitalized in Chiang Rai, the nearest large city, said Narongsak Osottanakorn, the head of the search operation.
“All of them are safe and conscious,” he said.
Those rescues bring the total to eight, after two days of pulling team members from the cave. Twelve players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were trapped in the flooded cave complex on June 23.