Divers shave two hours off rescue in Thai cave on second day

A team of divers have resumed a daring rescue mission to free a group of boys in a flooded cave in northern Thailand on Monday (July 9). Here is a timeline of what has happened so far.
An ambulance leaving the Tham Luang cave area in Chiang Rai yesterday. Each boy brought out of the cave yesterday was examined by doctors before being taken away swiftly to waiting military helicopters. They were flown to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hosp
An ambulance leaving the Tham Luang cave area in Chiang Rai yesterday. Each boy brought out of the cave yesterday was examined by doctors before being taken away swiftly to waiting military helicopters. They were flown to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, where their friends who were rescued earlier are being looked after.PHOTO: REUTERS

They lead four more boys to safety in less time than on Sunday; four boys and coach still in cave

Divers successfully guided four more of the boys trapped in a Thai cave to safety yesterday, as the official in charge of the rescue effort said mission time was getting faster.

He said divers yesterday shaved two hours off the mission compared with Sunday, when they also led four boys out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'Divers shave two hours off rescue on second day'. Print Edition | Subscribe