Authorities leading the rescue mission to save 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, have said that the boys need further training before they can attempt to rescue them.
The latest developments come after previous reports suggested that rescue divers were considering bringing the mission forward.
However in statement released on Friday evening authorities said that any attempt to rescue the group must be carefully planned before it can be orchestrated.
It is believed that rescue divers will try to give the boys further training in the coming days ahead as they attempt to rescue the group who have been trapped half a mile beneath the earth’s surface for almost 13 days.
The rescue operation has been made all the more difficult as rising waters from torrential rainfall has left divers with no option but to attempt a daring mission that will see the boys and their coach having to dive into deep waters before they can exit the cave.
Although rescue workers remain hopeful that everyone can be rescued, concerns have grown given that a number of boys are unable to swim let alone being able to carryout diving tasks that requires years of training.
The rescue operation could however be forcibly stepped up in the coming days as further torrential rainfall is expected in the coming days.