More water drained out of Tham Luang cave, search resumes

Rescue teams continued to drain water out of Tham Luang cave throughout the night and are encouraged by the receding water level as the search for the 12 young footballers and their coach trapped inside the cave resumes this morning.

Though weather conditions around the area appear clearer this morning, there are still worries about possible more rain. Thai PBS news team reported that attempts are being made to locate spots through which rain water can flow back into the cave and block them.

The rescue teams will today continue to search for shafts that will help them reach inside the cave.  A Navy SEAL team yesterday was able to land at an area known as chamber 3, from where it hopes to advance further to the so-called Pattaya Beach, where the missing 13 are believed to be taking refuge.  The search is now in its second week.

Meanwhile, authorities will today impose new order on the traffic flows in areas around Tham Luang cave after an evacuation exercise yesterday found that ambulances were hampered by vehicles parked along the paths used as evacuation routes.