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Boys trapped in Thai cave promised tickets to World Cup final

07 July 2018, 07:17 | Charlene Valdez

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3 2018 image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page Thai boys smile as Thai Navy Seal medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai northern Thailand

According to the Australian, Mr Narongsak told reporters that the children had "already learned how to dive and how to breathe", however - while they were claimed to be in good health - they still haven't been deemed fit to attempt the 1.7km dive.

Teams of Thai and worldwide divers have since supplied them with food, oxygen and medical attention, but there are mounting concerns about the oxygen level in the chamber, which officials said had fallen to 15%.

"If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, Federation Internationale de Football Association would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests".

The team has spent nearly two weeks trapped underground in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave. He also thanked worldwide experts who helped find the boys.

A spokesman for Musk has previously said that the billionaire's companies may assist by trying to pinpoint the boys' precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or Boring Co. technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Inc.

"If the oxygen level drops lower than 12%, it will affect the brain and the people inside", Osatanakorn said.

The World Cup final will take place in Moscow on July 15 at 11 a.m. ET.

Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters on Friday that the boys were working to build up their strength, but were not yet ready to navigate their way through small underwater passages - which can reportedly take an experienced diver around five hours.

"We estimate that [they] are 600 metres down, but we don't know the [exact] target", he said. "But we can't wait for the rain".

Even as Gunan's tragic death is mourned, rescue efforts for the trapped boys continues.

Getting the boys to dive their way out of the cave has been raised as the most likely possibility, but a retired Thai navy SEAL preparing for that option by placing air tanks along an exit route ran out of oxygen himself early Friday and died.

In a statement posted on Facebook on Friday, the Thai Navy SEALs honored their former colleague with a touching tribute. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was later transferred to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His job was to deliver oxygen.

The fatality raises fears that a rescue mission could be fraught and even deadly for the boys, who have been trapped for almost two weeks.

The 38-year-old volunteer died after losing consciousness in a passageway on his way out of the cave. His body was taken to a naval base in central Thailand, and then on to his family in the northeastern part of the country.

May you rest in peace and we will accomplish this mission as you had wished. A team of Royal Thai Navy members, a doctor and a nurse have been staying with the group ever since, giving them high-powered protein drinks and medical assessments, while officials work on a plan to get them out as safely and quickly as possible.

What happened to the Thai navy diver?

One recovery strategy the rescuers have been pursuing includes fitting the group with full-face oxygen masks and accompanying them on a long, unsafe swim through the narrow, pitch-black tunnels.

The players were also able to write messages to their families in the same notebook that Chanthawong issued his apology.

The unprecedented rescue effort is attempting to establish new ways to extract the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach from above, if the underground chambers flood and it is deemed too risky to evacuate the team by diving out through the submerged passageways.

"The situation is changing all the time", Apakorn said.

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