New Delhi, July 8: Two boys of the soccer team who have been trapped inside the Thai cave for nine days have been pulled out, as divers launched a daring and dangerous rescue mission on Sunday.Also Read - Thai Cave Boys to be Released From Hospital Next Week, Doctors Advise Against Media Interaction

“Two kids are out. They are currently at the field hospital near the cave, we are giving them a physical examination,” Reuters quoted Tossathep Boonthong, chief of Chiang Rai’s health department and part of the rescue team as saying. The rescue operation for 12 Thai boys and their coach began at 10 am today. Also Read - Thailand Cave: All Boys And Coach Rescued From Tham Luang Complex After Continuous Effort by Divers

Aged between 11-16, the boys, members of the Wild Boar soccer team have been trapped in a flooded Thai cave for nine days. Also Read - Thailand Cave Rescue Day 2: 4 More Boys Brought to Safety by Divers; 5 Remain Trapped Inside Tham Luang

The rescue operations took a hideous turn as officials acknowledged that the boys are falling short of oxygen on Friday morning. The international rescue operation team included the Thai Navy SEALs and experts from the US, China, Australia and the UK. Medical teams will continue to monitor the boys’ health even as they remain trapped inside the cave.

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  • 8:18 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: According to media reports, next phase of operation will start in 10-20 hours.

  • 8:17 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: 50 foreign divers and 40 Thai divers are part of the rescue operation.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: The rescue operation has ended for the day. Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn met the rescued children and said that their health is “perfect”, say reports.

  • 7:51 PM IST

  • 7:19 PM IST

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: Children will be given a counselling after their return from the cave, for them to come out of trauma easily.

  • 7:01 PM IST

  • 7:00 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: Six boys, along with the coach are still to be rescued.

  • 6:54 PM IST

    Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE Updates: Six Rescued boys airlifted to Chiang Rai Hospital.

  • 6:49 PM IST