All 12 boys and soccer coach rescued from Thai cave

9:05 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Rescued boys were wearing full face masks

The four boys rescued from the cave in Thailand Monday were wearing full face diving masks while they were carried out of the cave to the make shift hospital nearby, according to an eyewitness who is part of the rescue operations stationed at the entrance of the cave. 

He added that the boys were also wearing dive suits while being carried on stretchers and that their masks would be removed by medical staff at the make shift hospital.

8:51 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Focus shifts to health of boys on Thai soccer team

Dr. Jatyad Chokmangmuk, Secretary of Thailand's Ministry of Public Health, shows off the treatment system at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.
Dr. Jatyad Chokmangmuk, Secretary of Thailand's Ministry of Public Health, shows off the treatment system at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.

As members of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand continue being rescued Monday, the focus is shifting to the boys' long-term health and getting them proper medical aid. Health experts will be checking oxygen, malnutrition, dehydration, post-traumatic stress, and other psychological effects.

"One of the major concerns is oxygen right now. They've been in an area where oxygen levels are low," Dr. Darria Long Gillespie of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine told CNN.

"As soon as they get out, that's what they'll be checking: their oxygen levels and their breathing."

They will also be checked for malnutrition, dehydration and an array of other health effects.

Dr. Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist who is also a scuba diver, called it "an amazing feat" that some of the boys had been rescued. She said officials would need to check for post-traumatic stress and other psychological effects on the boys.

She said it would be extremely important to relay the good news of the first boys' rescue dto the others who remain trapped inside. "That would be such a boost for their confidence," Lieberman said.

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8:13 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Thai cave evacuation operations have completed for the day, eyewitness says

Operations to remove boys and their coach from the cave in northern Thailand have completed for the day, according to an eyewitness who is part of the rescue operations stationed at the entrance of the cave.

The total number of boys pulled from the cave Monday is four, following the four that were pulled Sunday. 

Four boys and their coach remain in the cave.

8:19 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

8th boy rescued from cave, eyewitness says

An eighth boy has left the cave Monday and been sent to a medical facility on site according to an eyewitness who is part of the rescue operations stationed at the entrance of the cave.

The total number of boys pulled from the cave Monday is four, following the four that were pulled Sunday. 

Four boys and their coach remain in the cave.

7:50 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Two more boys rescued from cave

Rescuers have pulled two more boys from the cave complex in northern Thailand on Monday, bringing the number of boys still stranded inside down to five. Their soccer coach remains inside the cave with them.

A total of 12 boys, all part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars, first went missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. 

The boys rescued on Monday were being sent to a medical facility on site, an eyewitness who is part of the rescue operations told CNN.

7:18 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Fifth rescued boy arrives at hospital

The fifth boy to be rescued from the cave complex in northern Thailand has arrived at a hospital in Chiang Rai. He will join his four teammates already being treated at the newly converted isolation ward at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital.

Seven boys and their soccer coach still remain in the cave.

6:41 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Fifth rescued boy leaves cave site by ambulance

The fifth boy to be brought out of the cave system left the site on Monday afternoon by ambulance, an eyewitness at the scene told CNN.

6:21 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Breaking: First person taken from cave Monday

Rescuers brought at least one boy out of the cave system on Monday, according to a witness outside the cave in northern Thailand.

He joins four other boys who were rescued on Sunday from deep inside the cave by a team of international and Thai dive experts.

The boys, all part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars, first went missing over two weeks ago. Last Monday they were discovered huddled on a narrow shelf of rock deep within the flooded cave system.

5:37 a.m. ET, July 9, 2018

Rains threatening once again

After a relatively dry day at the rescue site, rain clouds are again hugging the hills surrounding the cave system.

With the exception of a few hours of rain Sunday afternoon, the weather has generally been kind to the rescue efforts, allowing them to pump millions of liters of water out of the flooded cave system, vastly improving conditions.

But the monsoon is an ever-present worry and even a short period of torrential rain could set back rescue efforts for the remaining boys and their coach.