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World Thai cave rescue could happen 'today or tomorrow'

16:52  06 july  2018
16:52  06 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Ivan Karadzic says the rescue could happen ' today or tomorrow '. Thailand cave rescuers refuse to be hurried - they have to get it right. Thai rescue workers and technicians are seen at the cave area. How soon do you think it will happen ? “ Today or tomorrow , I think,” he said.

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Ivan Karadzic told Sky News he expected the mission to take place "very soon".

He also said the "mood has changed" among the rescue team after a former Navy Seal diver died while taking part in the effort.

"It makes us very sad," he said.

Rescue teams are racing against time amid worsening weather and lowered oxygen levels in the underground complex.

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Thai navy Seal commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew said there was a "limited amount of time" to reach the boys and their coach.

"At first we thought that we could sustain the kids' lives for a long time where they are, but now, many things have changed."

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When asked how soon would it happen , Mr Karadzic responded, “ today or tomorrow , I think”. He now thinks it could lead rescuers to the boys and their coach. “I think this hole is near there.” MORE: Key questions about the Thai cave rescue .

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If the rescue does happen soon, it will be partly because monsoon rain is forecast again from Saturday, and is likely to raise the floodwaters inside the cave.

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Mr Karadzic, a cave diver from Denmark, said the key challenge was that children were involved.

"Most cave divers will have training to rescue other cave divers," he explained. "But rescuing kids out of a cave - that is new to most of us."

It would be "very difficult", he said, adding: "I have zero experience with rescuing kids from caves. I don't think anybody has."

Mr Karadzic said the complex in Chiang Rai province was "not enormously challenging".

"The cave is very shallow - it's five, seven metres, so you can dive for a long time," he said. "The deeper you dive, the faster you consume the gas.

"But obviously the situation makes it incredibly challenging."

He said the flood water inside the cave complex was receding.

"When I was in there yesterday, it was going down about a centimetre or two per hour," he said.

Mr Karadzic has been helping to plant diving cylinders along the 2.5 mile (4km) route to the boys and their coach.

It is not possible, he said, for divers who are pushing all the way through to the trapped group to carry enough air.

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