Soccer team rescue
Onlookers at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital cheer as ambulances transport the last rescued schoolboys and their coach from a helipad to the hospital on July 10, 2018, in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Videos released by the Thai navy SEALs showed the boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach are in good health. (Photo: Linh Pham/Getty Images)
All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, marking a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world.
“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.
The Wild Boars soccer team and its 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, blocking their exit. (Reuters)