Rescue services in Thailand are continuing the effort to save 12 schoolboys and their football coach who have been trapped in a flooded cave for over ten days. The rescuers have been managing to access the area of the cave where the boys are trapped to bring food and provisions to them, and have set up electrical lines there to power lights and pumps. However, this has caused a setback in their efforts as three rescuers were injured the other day by an electrical short.
Journalists on the scene reported that members of the rescue team ran out the cave shouting to turn off the electricity immediately as people had suffered injuries. Emergency services quickly arrived to treat the injured men and it was reported that the injuries were minor and all the men were stable.
The electrical system has been set up inside the cave to work lights and pumps which aim to battle the flooding, in the hope that the group can be more easily reached and their rescue can be conducted. It is a concern that if they do not find a way to get the boys out, they will have to wait months for the flooding to naturally subside.