Over 100 'chimneys' drilled into mountain in bid to reach trapped boys

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A spokesman for the navy, Rear Admiral Chetta Jaipiem, said the navy would seek "special permission" to posthumously promote Samarn, who was a petty officer first class when he left the unit.

Dwindling oxygen levels in the cave complex and weather forecasts predicting more heavy rain added to the pressure on authorities to work out a rescue plan.

A decision timeline was unknown.

US dive and medical personnel will support the proposed operation by staging equipment and setting up triage stations, but will not go beyond the third chamber inside the cave, according to the document.

The worldwide rescue operation team included the Thai Navy SEALs and experts from the US, China, Australia and the UK. The group is now learning how to breathe underwater using dive equipment, he said.

Engineers are working to install a cable to allow the children to speak to rescuers and their families to improve their morale. He could not be revived and was confirmed dead early Friday morning. At this time though, diving is the only possible method of escape, even though cave rescue experts warn it is extremely risky even for those with experience.

Officials are considering a rescue plan involving a "buddy dive" - where an experienced adult diver would swim with each boy - to evacuate the team members, according to a United States official familiar with the joint rescue operation. It's estimated to take an additional 12 to 18 hours to penetrate approximately 200 meters of rock. A fourth possibility would be to find an alternative way into their chamber.

Rescuers, including global teams, are pondering other ways to bring the group out before heavy rains hit the country's north next week which could further hamper the rescue operation.

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Medical assessments indicated the trapped children have good oxygen levels, with all of them having oxygen saturation levels of 95 percent and above.

The level of oxygen in the cave where the boys are trapped has dropped to 15 per cent. Though higher than the previous reading, it is still significantly below the normal range of 20 to 21.5 percent.

Some of the children's parents have sent letters but the governor said he was was not sure if the trapped boys had read them. "We have limited amount of time". Our translator explains the upbeat mood: "Thai people are not afraid of deaths".

He says that even divers with considerable expertise have been "climbing up, climbing through, going (through water with) zero visibility to finally get through the team".

Gunan, said to be an avid runner and cyclist, was part of the massive ongoing operation which to rescue the boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach. It's believed the coach often took the Wild Boar teammates to the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park for fun excursions after practice.

The official in immediate charge of the operation, Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, indicated strongly at a midnight news conference that if heavy rains started and appeared to be causing flooded areas in the cave to rise again, they would try to take the boys out with divers right away.

This comes as the rescue operations are underway for the footballers who were found by British divers on late Monday night, with footage showing them visibly weak and huddled on a mud mound deep inside the cave.

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