Thailand Cave Rescue: There Are Five Options, But Each One Is More Dangerous Than The Other

All eyes await the rescue of twelve boys aged 11-16 and their 25-year-old coach from thehuge Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province. Aged between 11 and 16, were discovered on Monday after they had been missing for nine days.

The cave stretches under a mountainside for up to 6 miles, and divers, engineers and caving experts are working day in and day out to get the kids and their coach out as soon as possible. However, thedeath of Saman Kunan, 38, a volunteer and former Thai Navy Seal, was extremely shocking as tireless efforts of all who have been working furiously to extract the children, since they were found sheltering in a muddy chamber.

This tragedy was a reminder of how dangerous it would be the boys to dive, in the weakened state they are in and some even unable to swim, through a labyrinth dark and narrow passages. Experts are now weighing various options, each more dangerous than the other as it is taking even the fittest expert divers five hours, using four oxygen tanks, to reach the boys through strong currents and challenging underwater passages.

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