More Boys Rescued from Thai Cave

As the world holds its breath for the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, more boys were freed in a second rescue operation. As of 8:00 a.m. EST this morning, CNN reported that a total of 8 boys had been brought out, leaving 5 boys and their coach still to be rescued.
Rescuers, including elite scuba divers, were forced to launch the elaborate rescue under less than ideal conditions this weekend as rains threatened the dangerous effort to guide the boys through the cave’s muddy waters and narrow passageways.
Another complication in the rescue effort was that some of the boys can’t swim—not uncommon for the region, Michael Linnan of the Alliance for Safe Children told The New York Times. He said Thailand has made “enormous strides” recently to help prevent drownings, though, and he hopes this crisis will help highlight the need for more efforts.

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