Thailand cave rescue: All trapped boys and coach freed after daring rescue mission
All 12 boys and their football coach trapped for more than two weeks inside a flooded cave in Thailand have been rescued.
A Thai navy SEAL unit confirmed the news on its official Facebook page, marking a successful end to a perilous mission that has had the world praying for their successful evacuation.
It said: “The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe.”
Three members of the SEAL unit and an army doctor, who has been with the boys since they were found, are the last people to come out of the cave.
Four of the boys and their football coach were rescued earlier today.
The remaining eight boys had been evacuated over the previous two days – four on Sunday and four on Monday.
The news of their safe extraction from the cave has been welcomed all over the world, and the rescue efforts praised by world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump.
‘On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment – all freed, great job!,’ President Trump wrote in a tweet.
BREAKING: 6 boys from the missing Thai soccer team which became trapped inside a flooded cave have now been brought out after divers executed a carefully constructed rescue mission – while racing against the clock. Remaining 6 boys and coach will wait until tomorrow to be saved. pic.twitter.com/nfZqdf4vb2
— Behind The News (@Behind__News) July 8, 2018