In Thailand began operation on withdrawal of children from the cave
BANGKOK, 8 Jan — RIA Novosti. The evacuation of the 12 students and their football coach, is blocked due to flooding in the cave Tham Luang in Northern Thailand, began, said on Sunday the head of the headquarters of the rescue operation Narongsak Ostracon.
According to him, at 10:00 local time (06.00 GMT) a team of 13 divers, including foreigners and Thai military personnel and the five most experienced swimmer, went into the far area of the cave.
Output of children together with the divers on the surface should be expected before 21.00 local time (17.00 GMT).
Earlier it was reported that from the entrance of Tham Luang removed all journalists, while parents and relatives of children held inside the cave.
Even at night the entrance to the cave and the tents in which to rest and store their equipment frogmen, enclosed with an opaque green plastic sheet. The area in front of Tham Luang stopped 13 ambulances that stood at the ready nearby during the entire search and rescue operation.
Twelve teenagers from the local Junior football team and their coach disappeared on June 23. They went into semikilometrovaya the cave Tham Luang and were cut off from access because of flash floods. The search continued for 10 days. Children and their coach were found in the cave alive, but weakened from hunger.
The main obstacle to evacuation are narrow flooded areas on a five-kilometer path out of the cave, which children who cannot swim, will have to overcome in diving gear. Informed their proposals to rescue the young footballers nominated Chapter companies SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk.