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Parents yet to be reunited with rescued Thai schoolboys

Divers have restarted their mission to rescue the eight members of a boys' soccer team and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

The second day of the underground rescue attempt began at 11:00am local time (2:00pm AEST).

Four boys were successfully rescued from the Tham Laung cave area on Sunday in a delicate and lengthy operation.

It is understood the same divers who rescued the first four boys have been given the job of getting the remaining team members out.

Ambulances and helicopters are on standby to aid the boys, who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks.

Sunday's rescue mission was described as a success by Thai officials.

"The operation went much better than expected," mission head Narongsak Osottanakorn said on Sunday.

"I would like to inform the public at home and those who have been giving us support all along, after 16 days, today's the day we've been waiting for, we are seeing the Wild Boars in the flesh now."

A 3D model of the cave complex where 12 Thai teenagers and their soccer coach are trapped.

More to come.

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