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Thai Navy SEALs Successfully Rescue 12 Youth Soccer Players From Flooded Cave

11 July 2018

Officials have released the first photo of the three heroic Thai Navy SEAL divers and medic who spent days treating and comforting 12 boys and their soccer coach in a Thai cave.

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe", the SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page. A former Thai Navy diver lost his life while on a re-supply mission inside the cave to support the rescue.

Attention will now be focused on the recovery of the boys and their coach; doctors who have been working with the eight boys rescued earlier last week have said they are generally in good health.

"I hope today we will be faster or the same speed as yesterday", Narongsak said. Last week, Musk sent engineers from two of his companies, SpaceX and Boring Co., to assist Thai officials in the rescue effort, which comprises a large team of worldwide diving, engineering and medical experts, among other professionals.

Once the rescue device was complete the next day, the team tested it for a few hours before Musk got on a plane to Thailand.

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Cheers erupted at a local government office where dozens of volunteers and journalists were awaiting news of whether the intricate and high-risk rescue mission for the final boys stranded in a Thai cave network had succeeded.

On Monday, family members told CNN officials hadn't revealed which children had been rescued and who was still inside the cave Families had vowed to wait at the cave entrance until all of the boys, and their coach, were taken out.

After pondering for days how to get the 13 out, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers.

A hint of setting sun and blue skies broke through the heavy clouds behind the caves as a helicopter whirred through the sky, carrying the last boys recovered to a hospital in nearby Chiang Rai.

When asked about his first reaction as he saw the first set of boys who were rescued he admitted that he was "very scared".

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Hours after the rescue was confirmed, President Trump tweeted his congratulations, adding, "Such a attractive moment - all freed, great job!"

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

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

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. We would be honored to welcome the team from the Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season".

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Thai Navy SEALs Successfully Rescue 12 Youth Soccer Players From Flooded Cave