Divers rescued four more boys from a vast cave system in northern Thailand on Monday, the second day of a complex operation that had led to the rescue of four boys the previous day.
The Thai Navy Seals leading the rescue operation confirmed that eight boys in total had been extracted.
Four boys and their football coach remained inside the caves, with the rescuers saying the operation will continue on Tuesday.
The group became trapped on June 23 after heavy rains caused flooding, and divers found them last week.
The boys were not seen in public, but were pronounced to be in reasonable health. After Monday’s operation, rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters, “All four boys have arrived at hospital, all are safe.”