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First boys emerge from Tham Laung cave

CHIANG RAI: The first four boys made their way out through the flooded Tham Luang cave this evening (July 8), and were immediately airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment.

By Bangkok Post

Sunday 8 July 2018, 08:23PM

Two ambulance are seen leaving the military airport in Chiang Rai to a nearby hospital after taking passengers from a helicopter as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave this evening (July 8). Photo: AFP

Two ambulance are seen leaving the military airport in Chiang Rai to a nearby hospital after taking passengers from a helicopter as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave this evening (July 8). Photo: AFP

The first two emerged from the entrance of the cave shortly before 6pm.

One of the first boys to emerge from the labyrinthine cave network in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, was Mongkol Boonpiem, 13, according to sources. The name of the other was not immediately released.

The third boy came out of the cave at 7:15pm, sources in the operation said, adding three others had reached Chamber 3 and they are being assessed their health conditions before rescuers take them out of the cave.

The Royal Thai Navy Seal confirmed later that three had been safely escorted out of the flooded cave. It added later that the fourth was brought out of the cave at 7:47pm.

The first ambulances carrying the first two boys have arrived at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital, where the boys will receive medical treatment. The third boy will soon be airlifted to the hospital.

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A source said the rest of the group will be taken out in a later stage.

The remaining boys and their coach will follow during the final stage of the week-long operation after rescuers decided today to bring the 13 out at 10am due to concerns that more rainfall could send more water into the cave. Rescuers earlier expected the first arrivals at the cave mouth at about 9pm.

All are members of the Mu Pa Academy Mae Sai football club. Twelve young footballers and their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, entered the cave on June 23 and floodwater blocked their return, leading to one of the largest rescue operations in the history of the country.


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Jor12 | 14 July 2018 - 23:16:49

You haven't addressed why you haven't consulted lawyers to own land and why immigrants can become billionaires, when the lazy or not too bright are still filling out forms and want everything on plate and handed to them. Surely these billionaires work hard and get on with it, rather than sit behind a computer all day and whinge.

Pauly44 | 14 July 2018 - 17:43:48

@ematt: Not a thing to do with attitude,  just simple observation and common sense, something you appeared to have left on the tarmac on arrival if there was ever any to begin with, gotta love these expats that either choose to ignore reality or are just simply too thick to comprehend what really goes on.

Christy Sweet | 14 July 2018 - 08:45:35

Large investors  under the BOI do enjoy lessened restrictions but for us retirees, teachers and the like, the country is hostile- mainly with immigration hassles due to inconsistent application of rules. 

Christy Sweet | 14 July 2018 - 08:39:46

Under the Amity Treaty, Americans can own all but two shares of a 20, 00 share company, 
99.99  % - but that company cannot own land. 
I'm just sick of the constant running down death track 2018  to  town. Please give us an Immigration  office at the airport or maybe even at the headquarters?  I'll pay the 500 for a Cert residence (no receipt .) 

ematt | 13 July 2018 - 18:51:50

If you are feeling "unwanted" here it is probably because of your [edited] attitude. I'd want you out of my country too! Personally, I have always felt welcome here (as long as I respect the culture, its customs, and the law). Otherwise, why on earth would you stay here??

Pauly44 | 13 July 2018 - 18:09:28

The law is foreigners cannot own land or a controlling stake in any Thai company which owns the land, or use inactive Thai nominees as shareholders that is the law, very different to other countries,  anything you think you own can easily be taken away from you unlike Australia which if you are a legal resident you have the same rights as Australian citizens.

Jor12 | 13 July 2018 - 16:56:21

Not according to the reports on here... "Point being Thailand discourages foreign property ownership / investment" If you don't know how to properly utilise the law or afford a decent lawyer to help you understand, that's your problem. Strange how the immigrant tycoons can make it. It's no wonder others can't and have to whinge on PN.

Pauly44 | 13 July 2018 - 15:51:36

What a load of rubbish from the resident apologists, so why can't I own a piece of land in my name for my family to live on, why does a company need to be 51% owned by Thai's, why do I need to show 2mb capital to obtain a work permit, you must have your heads in the sand or up somewhere else, you need to wake up, you fools Thailand wants your $$$ but not you! 

ematt | 13 July 2018 - 15:05:05

Wake up! Thailand does not "discourage foreign investment" or discriminate against foreigners. Japan and China are huge sources of foreign direct investment and Japanese nationals make up the largest number of work permit holders in the country. Discriminate against bigoted, whinging, old white guys? Probably.

Jor12 | 13 July 2018 - 13:45:02

You allege that Thais discourage foreign ownership, whereas some of the tycoons in Thailand are either immigrants or second or third generation immigrants. The partner of Red Bull Empire is not Thai. Thaksin Shinawatra is of Chinese heritage and so different to any other country. 

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