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'Today is D-Day' as mission to extract Thai cave boys begins

Published on 8 Jul 2018 7:25:21 PM

A dangerous mission to rescue 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai province for more than two weeks began on Sunday, and authorities said the first survivor may emerge around 11 hours later.
Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit are trying to bring the boys - some as young as 11 and weak swimmers – through narrow, submerged passageways that claimed the life of a former Thai navy diver on Friday.