Twelfth person rescued from Thai cave on third day of operation

Lewis Collier
July 11, 2018

The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. But a short period of less heavy rainfall this week made the rescue mission possible. The SEALs, who were central to the rescue effort, said on their Facebook page that the remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday.

The SEALs in the photo, as well as a medic, are being praised for staying with the boys and ensuring every last one exited the cave before they left.

"I hope today we will be faster or the same speed as yesterday", Narongsak said.

"If they were sedated, how would they come out?" he asked reporters.

He said that expert divers who had taken part in Sunday's operation needed to rest at least 20 hours, which would have delayed the start of the second phase to between 8pm and 10pm on Monday. The eight rescued boys are healthy are in 'high spirits.' They are under constant medical supervision to eliminate any risk of infection. He said the efforts on Tuesday began just after 10 in the morning local time and involved 19 divers.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach were eventually rescued from the flooded cave.

All the rescued are expected to be taken to the hospital soon.

"I'm very happy that children are all out", said one of the men employed by the Thai government to help with the rescue.

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Scott believes the cave rescue story, which will be centred around the two British divers who discovered the boys, is the ideal project for Pure Flix.

Two of the boys are thought to have lung infections, but there are no serious complaints to report. In footage captured by the BBC, families of the boys were seen hugging in front of television screens in their homes, as residents in the nearby city of Chiang Rai lined the streets, clapping and taking videos of the ambulances carrying the last few boys to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.

Four were rescued Sunday and another four were rescued on Monday.

The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept Fifa's invitation to attend the World Cup final.

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

It even eclipsed reaction to the news of U.S. President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, which was the eighth-ranked topic.

The disappearance, discovery and rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team has gripped people all over the world.

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