Rescue Mission Successful! Entire Thai Soccer Team Evacuated from Cave

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what".

A newly released photo shows the heroic Thai Navy SEALs who spent a week with the boys trapped inside a flooded cave as the kids waited to be rescued.

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe", the SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.

Thai navy SEALs and an Australian medic who had been stationed with the boys for days, preparing them for their dive, were brought out of the cave soon after.

The rescue mission which spanned days was a success after everyone was rescued. Helicopters transporting the boys roared overhead.

A letter sent to the president of the Football Association of Thailand invited the youngsters and their coach to the final in Russian Federation if they were also healthy enough to travel.

"I'm happy for Thais all over the country", he said. "It's just an incredible thing and we think it will inspire millions around the world".

The coach and the youngest child were among the final five rescued today.

"I just want to give him a hug and say I missed you", she said.


Each of the boys, ages 11 to 16 and with no diving experience, was guided out by a pair of divers in the three-day intricate and high-stakes operation.

Thai Navy SEALS report that all 12 members of the team and the coach are out of the cave while four rescuers remain inside.

Heavy rain began falling Tuesday as rescuers worked to replenish oxygen tanks for the third mission side the cave. A massive water pumping effort also made the winding cave more navigable. "Congratulations to an outstanding rescue team!" he tweeted Tuesday morning.

The first eight boys to exit the cave have been recovering in quarantine in Chiang Rai hospital. Above them, a bald eagle symbolizing the United States flaps its wings next to the face of Iron Man - a reference to "Mr. Elon Musk", who sent engineers from his companies Space X and Boring Co.to help with rescue efforts last week.

A few days of relatively clear weather has allowed them to pump enough water out of the cave to allow the boys to walk through some sections. If they're chloroformed, how could they come out?

"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" was the term used to describe the complicated rescue operation at the flooded Tham Luang Cave.

Some of the children rescued even had a typical kid's request at the hospital after being trapped without food for so long - bread with chocolate spread.

Eight members of the Thai youth soccer team have been successfully rescued from the flooded cave in northern Thailand.

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