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'Today Is D-Day': Operations Begin To Rescue Thai Boys From Cave


Added 07-08-18 03:06:02am EST - “Thai officials said the rescue began Sunday morning, and it would take about 11 hours to rescue the first person.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “'Today Is D-Day': Operations Begin To Rescue Thai Boys From Cave”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped. The rescue began Sunday. AP hide caption

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped. The rescue began Sunday.

Operations to retrieve the 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand began Sunday morning, officials said.

"Today is D-Day," Gov. Narongsak Osattanakorn of the Chiang Rai region in Thailand said Sunday morning. He said the operation started at 10 a.m. local time, that it would take about 11 hours to remove the first boy from the cave and two divers would accompany each boy.

The journey from the entrance to the chamber where the 13 are stuck takes about five or six hours each way.

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