Hopes of the boys trapped in the Thai cave being rescued today have been dashed following a grim revelation. Emma Reynolds and Stephanie Bedo news. Getty Images THE 12 Thai boys trapped deep inside a partially flooded cave are not yet ready to dive out, the rescue operation commander said, although forecast heavy rains could speed up their extraction attempt. Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, a former governor of the northern Chiang Rai province who is leading the rescue effort, said there were no plans to pull the boys and their coach out overnight but if monsoon rains fell and water rose in the Tham Luang cave over the coming days they could change their plans. If the risk is minimal, we will try. We are afraid of the weather and the oxygen in the cave.