Divers Rescue Eighth Boy From Flooded Thai Cave

Four more boys rescued from flooded cave in Thailand

Four more boys, eight in total, have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand authorities said Monday morning. The team's 25-year-old coach and four team members still remain, as efforts continue to get the youth soccer team out of the cavern in Chiang Rai. 

The four boys rescued from the cave on Monday were spotted wearing full face diving masks and dive suits while being carried on stretchers to a field hospital that has been set up nearby according to media reports from the scene. 

Four boys were rescued on Sunday, and have been taken to a nearby hospital where one of the first things they asked for was food. 

Operations to evacuate the remaining team members have completed for the day, officials said. The youth soccer team, known as the Wild Boars, were first reported missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. They were discovered huddling on a narrow shelf of rock deep within the cave system last Monday. 

Officials are worried about weather conditions and whether rain will become an issue as they continue rescue efforts. Water has been pumped out of the cave system continously, helping improve conditions inside the cave, even as the monsoon remains a constant worry in rescuers' heads. 

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