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A source inside the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital where the boys are being kept said their condition was "not bad" but said doctors were watching for signs of emerging conditions such as hypothermia.

Their plight transfixed Thailand and the rest of the world, as authorities struggled to devise a plan to get the boys - aged between 11 and 16 - and their 25-year-old coach out.

The four boys emerged from Tham Luang Nang Non cave where they had been stranded for over two weeks after being rescued by foreign and Thai divers.

The rescue process started at 10am and involved 13 global divers and five Thai navy seals, who were described by Governor Narongsak as "an all-star team", reports the Daily Mail.

The boys, who had no diving experience, navigated through 5km of complex passageways, including a total of 1km of submerged parts escorted by the divers, said Mr Narongsak. A former Thai navy SEAL died making the dive on Friday.

Expert divers managed to get four of the 12 boys to safety on Sunday.

This particularly narrow section is also further complicated by it being situated on a sharp upward bend in the passage.

After a short deluge of rain on Saturday night and with more wet weather forecast later on Sunday, Mr Narongsak said authorities had to act immediately.

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Rescuers hope to extract the remaining eight over the next two days, although there are concerns that further monsoon rainfall will hamper efforts.

The Wild Boars and their coach became trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.

They spent nine days unaccounted for inside the cave, before British divers found the emaciated and dishevelled group huddling on a muddy bank. "Very courageous and talented people!"

Now, the rescue operation is now racing against the clock as heavy rains pound the area and the water is dangerously rising in the caves. "We have to be 100 percent confident that there is no risk to the boys before we evacuate", provincial governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said.

"We heard four boys are out but we do not know who they are". It is only a small battle we've won, but the war has not ended. The rescued children were taken to the hospital, and officials said early Monday that they are strong and safe but need to undergo detailed medical checks. The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey. One of the boys, identified as Tun, wrote: "Mom and Dad, please don't worry, I am fine". "I can't tell you exact timing of the next operation". With love." "Don't be anxious, I miss everyone. I'm happy being here inside, the navy SEALS have taken good care. "You don't need to be anxious about me".

She believes the boys are still alive thanks to their coach.

"To all the parents, all the kids are still fine". Thai navy SEALs say four of the 12 soccer team members are out of the cave. The 13 were having health evaluations and rehabilitation, and were being taught diving skills. That along with dwindling oxygen levels, added to the urgency of getting the team out.

After the four boys were removed from the cave, heavy rain started falling.

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