Entire Thai soccer team, coach freed from cave after daring rescue, Navy says

Entire Thai soccer group, coach devoid of cavern, Navy states

Thai Navy SEALS report that 12 members of the coach and the group run out the cavern while 4 rescuers stay within.

The significant three-day rescue of a Thai youth soccer group that had actually been stuck in a flooded cavern concerned an end Tuesday when the last young boy and the group’s coach were plucked from the underground cavern– more than 2 weeks after they ended up being caught, Navy authorities stated.

The Thai Navy SEALS stated on Facebook all 12 young boys from the group and the group’s coach ran out the cavern. 4 rescuers, a medical professional and 3 Navy SEALS stayed inside up until coming out of the cavern 2 hours later on.

“All 12 Wild Boars and coach have actually been drawn out from the cavern. Hooyah!” the post stated. The Navy SEALS later on composed : “We are uncertain if this is a wonder, a science, or exactly what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now from the cavern.”

Earlier in the day, regional Thai media reports mentioned the 11th individual emerged from the cavern after 2 other individuals had actually been saved. The conditions of all those who were saved money on Tuesday were uncertain.

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn stated Tuesday’s high-risk and detailed operation started simply after 10 a.m. and included 19 scuba divers.

“We did something no one believed possible,” he stated throughout a short press conference after the rescue was total.

This image tweeted by Elon Musk reveals efforts underway to rescue caught members of a youth soccer group from a flooded collapse northern Thailand. (Courtesy of Elon Musk by means of AP)

Cheers and applause were reported in the streets as the last ambulance came to a healthcare facility in Chiang Rai city. Payap Maiming, 40, who assisted offer food and needs to rescue employees and reporters, informed the Associated Press a “wonder” had actually taken place.

“I’m pleased for Thais all over the nation, for individuals of Mae Sai, and really simply everybody worldwide since every news channel has actually provided this story and this is exactly what we have actually been waiting on,” she stated. Mae Sai is the district where the cavern lies, in the northern part of Chiang Rai province, near the border with Myanmar.

“It’s actually a wonder,” Payap stated. “It’s hope and faith that has actually brought us this success.”

Before the last rescue of the group, there was optimism that the dive group was getting more effective in their efforts. They effectively drew out the 2nd group of 4 a complete 2 hours quicker than the very first, authorities stated.


“Two days, 8 Boars,” checked out an earlier Facebook post by the Thai navy SEALS about the operation at the Tham Luan Nang Non cave that started Sunday, more than 2 weeks after the Wild Boars soccer group ended up being caught.

SpaceX and Tesla head Elon Musk, who checked out the cavern, launched images of the circumstance on Twitter, and stated his state-of-the-art submarine was prepared to assist if required.

“Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is all set if required,” Musk tweeted. “It is made from rocket parts &&called Wild Boar after kids ’ soccer group. Leaving here in case it might work in the future. Thailand is so stunning.”

But regardless of his deal to assist, the Thai rescue chief stated it would be of little usage for the rescue of the young boys, inning accordance with Sky News .

“Although his innovation is advanced and excellent it’ s not useful for this objective, ” Narongsak stated.

The scuba divers started the 3rd stage of the operation at 10 a.m. Tuseday regional time to bring the staying kids and their 25-year-old coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non collapse Chiang Rai province.

The kid’s households were being kept at a range at a healthcare facility since of worries of infection and the emaciated-looking young boys were consuming a rice-based porridge since they were still too weak to take routine food, authorities stated.

Rescue operations have actually needed 2 scuba divers to go out with each young boy through the cavern.

At a press conference on Tuesday early morning, authorities stated the 2nd group of 4 young boys drew out Monday are healthy, which there are no bats inside the cavern so there are no animals that can transit any illness.

Jesada Chokdumrongsuk, deputy director-general of the general public Health Ministry, stated Tuesday that the very first 4 young boys saved, aged 12 to 16, are now able to consume typical food. He included that 2 of them potentially have a lung infection however all 8 are normally “healthy and smiling,” and “the kids are footballers so they have high body immune systems.”

The 2nd group of 4 saved on Monday are aged 12 to 14, and all remain in “high spirits,” he included.

Doctors are anticipating to keep the kids in the medical facility for a minimum of 7 days, and stated there are no problems with the young boy’s vision in spite of investing numerous days in the dark.

The moms and dads of the very first group of young boys saved on Sunday have actually visited their kids through glass windows, as medical professionals continue to keep them “separated” as they guarantee they are healthy. The group has actually been immunized and provided vitamin B1 and IV drips, inning accordance with authorities.


Throughout the bold rescue, there was the danger of monsoon rains increasing water in the cavern threatening the group’s dry haven and making the escape path too treacherous.

A Thai well wisher puts a poster to wish kids and their soccer coach. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

The predicament of the kids, aged 11-16, and their coach, has actually riveted Thailand and much of the world– from the heart-sinking news they were missing out on to the very first flickering video of the huddle of distressed yet smiling young boys once they were discovered by the set of British scuba divers deep in the stretching cavern.

President Trump praised the Thai navy SEALs and their global partners who saved the group and their coach after more than 2 weeks of entrapment in a cavern.

“On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the effective rescue of the 12 kids and their coach from the treacherous collapse Thailand,” he composed on Twitter. “Such a gorgeous minute – all released, excellent task!”

Writing in classy Thai script, the kids advised their moms and dads not to fret, including that they hoped they would not get excessive research after being saved and could not wait to consume their preferred foods once again.

Thailand’s prime minister stated Tuesday that increased security will be presented at the cavern made “world popular” by today’s brave rescue operation, Sky News reported .

Rescuers stroll towards the entryway to a cavern complex where 5 were still caught, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

“In future, we need to keep track of the entryway and exit to the cavern. This cavern has actually ended up being world well-known,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha stated. “We need to set up more lights inside the cavern and installed indications. It’s a hazardous cavern.”

All preparations of the rescue, consisting of changing the oxygen cylinders placed along the path out in the cavern, take a minimum of 20 hours, authorities stated. The security of the scuba divers, who have actually diligently prepared the objective, is likewise critical. One scuba diver passed away throughout preparations for the young boys’ extraction.

Fox News’ Jeff Paul and Melissa Chrise in Chiang Rai, Thailand, and The Associated Press added to this report

Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche

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