All 12 boys and coach safe after Thailand cave rescue

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2018

After more than two weeks trapped inside a dark cave in northern Thailand, all 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been rescued.

Musk had been posting about wanting to help the rescue efforts in Thailand in days prior, and he traveled to the Southeast Asian country as the mission was underway.

The flooded Tham Luang cave was treacherous and the mission was not without its tragedy, with former Thai Navy SEAL Samarn Kunun perishing while replenishing air canisters in the cave for divers last Friday.

Initially, rescuers said the boys (who are aged between 11 and 17) might have to wait until the end of the rainy season before they could be safely brought out from the cave, which would have involved waiting several months.

The group is "going to be kept in isolation for the next few days - possibly a week", she said. "But we will have a psychiatrist to evaluate them".

On Twitter and Instagram, well-wishers sent messages of support, advice and sketches of the boys in the cave using hashtags such as #Thaicaverescue #boarteam #Thainavyseals #PrayForThaiBoys and #Bringtheboarteambackhome.

All 12 boys trapped underground in Thailand have been rescued following the "largest, most complex cave rescue in history".

Four boys and the coach are still trapped.


A helicopter delivered the boys and their coach to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai, the closest city to the cave complex, where the 12 boys and their coach were reunited on a dedicated floor. "I felt like he was one of my own children and I wanted him to come home".

As of press time, the first eight boys to emerge from the cave were in relatively good health but still in hospital.

He also told reporters that the first four boys who were rescued are now able to eat normal food.

Two of the boys possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said.

TRANQUILLIZERS AND QUARANTINE Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who visited the cave on Monday, said the boys had been given tranquillizers to stop them getting stressed on the way out of the cave, but he dismissed any suggestion they had been "sedated".

President Donald Trump joined those paying tribute to the rescuers.

Rescue workers walk along the main road leading to Tham Luang Nang Non cave as the first 2 ambulances carrying 2 boys pass by.

The last three members of the "Wild boar" football team and their coach was rescued today ending a three day rescue attempt that had caught the world's attention.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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