The third phase of the high-risk rescue operation for the boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand began Tuesday.
Four boys were rescued Sunday and an additional four emerged Monday. Rescuers have been taking the strongest boys out first.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the reasoning for that was that officials want the boys who have the best chance of surviving to get through the escape route first.
The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring inside after a practice game. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.
The ninth, tenth, and eleventh people to be rescued from a cave in Thailand, where a soccer team and their coach became trapped due to rising floodwaters, were seen being carried out to a field to be transported to the hospital Tuesday.
Divers were carrying out what they hoped would be the final operation to save the remaining four boys and their soccer coach, who have been trapped for more than two weeks.