Divers expected to be preparing the first boy for the journey out
While details of the rescue team are still murky, a key player in the team is Australian doctor and diverDr Richard Harris, an anaesthetist based in Adelaide.
The civilian diver was specifically asked to join the rescue mission by the British divers who found the boys on Monday night.
He has worked at South Australiaâs emergency medical retrieval service (MedSTAR) as an aeromedical consultant and has previously worked with AusAID in Vanuatu providing anaesthesia and intensive care services.
In 2011 he was part of the team that worked to retrieve the body of his friend the diver Agnes Milowka from Tank Cave at Millicent.
He has also worked as an underwater cameraman on National Geographic documentaries and feature films.
On Saturday, Australiaâs foreign minister Julie Bishop, tweeted that Australia was âsending a medical specialist with cave-diving experience to join the team of 17 [Australians] … helping Thai government rescue 12 boys and soccer coachâ.