MAE SAI, Thailand (CBSNewYork) — At least four of the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand have been rescued, Thai navy SEALs said. The rescue operation began Sunday morning and Thai officials say it could take two to four days depending on conditions inside the cave. MORE FROM CBS NEWS The boys are expected to walk for much of the journey since the water level has been brought down. “Divers will work with doctors in the cave to examine each the kids’ health to determine who should get to come out first,” Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said Sunday. The boys, between the ages of 11 and 16, and their soccer coach have been trapped inside the flooded cave for nearly two weeks. They became stranded after they went exploring following a practice game on June 23 and weren’t found for almost 10 days. The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018 On Sunday, President Donald Trump said in a tweet that “The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!” A former Thai navy SEAL died on Friday after passing out underwater while delivery oxygen tanks inside the cave. Three workers were injured in a fall at the site on Saturday.
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At Least 4 Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave