ROYAL Thai Navy official says a fifth boy has been rescued from the flooded cave as the second phase of the operation continues

A ROYAL Thai Navy official says a fifth boy has been rescued from the flooded cave as the second phase of the operation continues, Sky News has reported.Rescue workers carried a person on a stretcher away from a cave complex and into a waiting ambulance, a witness said.

The boy is the first to come out of the cave on the second day of the rescue mission.Seven boys and their soccer coach still remain inside the cave.The first four boys rescued in the first operation are in a stable condition in hospital, although their families say they haven’t been allowed to see them yet for fear of infection.Earlier, a tight-lipped Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn declined to say how many boys were being extricated in the second phase, but he said the rescuers had streamlined their operations and expected things to move rapidly from now.

Source: Divers in cave for second rescue at Chiang Rai as operation to save remaining eight boys resumes | PerthNow