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Family members of the boys trapped in the cave are questioned by the media

The journey had taken as long as five hours from the part of the cave where the boys are to the exit when the water level was high and the current was strong, but that was down to around 2 ½ hours by Sunday, Karadzic said.

Seven more boys and the coach are still trapped.

On Sunday, four of the boys were extracted in a hard mission involving 13 foreign divers and five members of Thailand's navy SEAL unit.

He said the plan is to launch the third rescue mission within 20 hours, and he is hoping for "100 per cent success".

Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said they "hope to hear good news in the next few hours".

In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside the cave, Mae Sai, northern Thailand.

Pure Flix Entertainment is seeking the movie rights of the mission that saw the rescue of a dozen boys who were trapped deep within a labyrinth, confirmed Variety.

The search and rescue operation has riveted people both in Thailand and internationally, with journalists from across the globe travelling to this town along the border with Myanmar to report on the ordeal.

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Thai officials had said Sunday that they were temporarily suspending the rescue effort so they could replenish oxygen supplies and other gear. "Not wise questions to ask", Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters in Bangkok on Monday morning when asked about the conditions of the four. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days.

Thai authorities are being tight-lipped about who was inside an ambulance seen leaving the site of a flooded cave Monday, as they were the night before when four of the 13 people trapped inside the underground complex were rescued.

The 12 boys, part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars, first went missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. It is a race against the clock with heavy rain expected in coming days, which would again dangerously flood the tunnels. There was no word on the condition of the fifth boy brought out earlier on Monday.

All those rescued from the Luang Khun Nam Nang Non cave are to be flown or transported by ambulance to the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

The Seals posted a count on their Facebook page, concluding with "Two days, eight boars", a reference to the name of the boys' football team. Two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said. Relatives were able to see them through a glass partition, the governor said.

After the four boys were removed from the cave, heavy rain started falling. The evacuation procedure calls for the boys to receive initial medical treatment there before rescuers take them through the remaining stretch of the cave to a field hospital outside, and then transport them by helicopter or ambulance to join their colleagues at the hospital.

A hospital spokesperson told media the priority was to make sure the children were safe.

The president of soccer's governing body, FIFA, has invited the boys to the World Cup Final in Moscow on Sunday if they make it out in time.

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