After nearly three weeks of being trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, a group of 12 Thai boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach have been safely rescued.
The Wild Boars soccer team and their coach got trapped after tunnels got flooded by a heavy downpour while they were exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice. A search operation commenced after the team was declare missing and they were not found until last week.
The search soon turned into a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help.
All of the boys and their coach were transported to a nearby hospital where they are recuperating.
The Thai navy Seal unit announced on its official Facebook page, writing: “The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe. Hooyah.”
Unfortunately, once of the Thai Navy Seals involved in the rescue mission died due to lack of oxygen.