A total of nine boys are now rescued from a cave in Northern Thailand.
The boys were brought out of the cave by divers in the past two days. The third day of the intricate and high-risk mission aims to rescue the remaining boys and their coach and also bring out a medic and three Thai Navy SEALs who have stayed with the teenagers in their dark refuge deep within the sprawling cave.
Two of the boys possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling, though doctors were being cautious because of the infection risk and were isolating the boys in the hospital.
The plight of the boys and their coach has riveted Thailand and much of the world – from the heart-sinking news they were missing to the first flickering video of the huddle of anxious yet smiling boys when they were found 10 days later by a pair of British divers. They were trapped in the Tham Luan Nang Non cave that became flooded by monsoon rains while they were exploring it after a soccer practice on June 23rd.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk visited the cave Tuesday and posted pictures and videos online. He said he left a mini sub made of rocket parts therein case rescuers could use it in the future.