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Weekend Reads Thai coach will be last out, may be left alone in cave

05:31  10 july  2018
05:31  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Thai cave coach could be left alone as divers can safely rescue four Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 July 2018 | Updated: 18:29 EDT, 9 July 2018 Eight boys Coach Ekkapol Chantawong ( left ) is among the last 3 including 2 boys to be escorted by divers out of flooded #ThamLuang cave : Rescue authorities.

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The coach of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be the last out, and could be on his own underground for a lengthy period as he awaits his rescue.

Ekaphol Chanthawong, 25, will be left alone in the Tham Luang cave if diving teams continue their system of saving four boys at a time - a possibility chief rescuer Narongsak Osottanakorn wouldn't rule out.

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Mr Ossottanakorn says the four-at-a-time system has been functioning well up until this point.

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Thai cave rescue latest: Football coach could be left in Thai cave ALONE as divers say they can now rescue the last four boys. Four Thai boys who made it out of cave in daring rescue are identified as their eight teammates and coach spend another night underground.

Thai cave coach could be left alone as divers can safely rescue four Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 July 2018 | Updated: 18:29 EDT, 9 July 2018 Eight boys Coach Ekkapol Chantawong ( left ) is among the last 3 including 2 boys to be escorted by divers out of flooded #ThamLuang cave : Rescue authorities.

"For safety, the best number is four," he said.

Mr Chanthawong and the team he coaches became trapped on June 23, when flash flooding submerged part of the tunnel system they were exploring in the Chaing Rai region.

Eight of the 13 trapped in the cave system have now been rescued, more than two weeks after they first entered.

There has been talk that Mr Chanthawong could face criminal charges for leading the boys into the cave so close to monsoon season, but the boys' parents say they don't want that.

An apology note Mr Chanthawong wrote them emerged a few days ago. In it, he promised to care for the kids to the best of his ability and thanked them for their support.

The parents responded by saying they are "not angry" at him, and in turn thanked him for his commitment to their children.

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