The evacuation of the 12 stranded schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand is under way, the commander of the rescue operation confirmed this morning.
The extraction team began the dangerous operation at 10am local time and the families of the missing boys have been informed.
All of the youngsters and their 25-year-old coach are expected to be out of the cave by late this evening – if everything goes according to plan, Governor Narongsak told reporters on Sunday morning.
‘Today is D-Day,’ the Governor who has led the rescue announced. The water level has reached the lowest it has been in ten days. We ask to pray that this operation is a success.
‘The boys are physically and mentally fit to come out. All of the families have been told about today’s operation.’