“Rescuers are making every effort to extract at least the strongest of the trapped footballers from a Thai cave before heavy rains forecast for Saturday, according to a military source.
“A navy source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the ABC three factors are driving the urgency — the water level inside the cave, the amount of oxygen available, and the health of the boys and their coach.
“The soccer team was trapped in a cave system known as Tham Luang on June 23, surviving for nine days before rescue divers found them on a muddy ledge.
“The navy source said two of the boys are in a weaker condition, as is the 25-year-old coach, who sacrificed his share of their meagre food supplies to give to the boys.”
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