Thai navy SEALs confirm sucessful end of rescue operation
- All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from a Thai cave after an 18 day ordeal, the Thai Navy SEALs said in a Facebook post, adding they were “safe”.
- “All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave,” the post said, adding “all are safe” and signing off with a simple “Hooyah”.
- Four divers who stayed with the group were still to emerge, it added.
All of the boys and their coach are reportedly out
- Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen: “Sources telling Aljazeera the whole football team including coach and 3 navy seals and doctor have emerged from the cave!”
- According to AP, three ambulances, their lights flashing, have been seen leaving the site of the flooded Thai cave where rescuers are involved in an all-out effort to rescue members of a youth soccer team and their coach trapped deep within.
Four boys each were rescued on the first and second day before the third operation that rescue the last four boys and the team coach.
90 divers from 6 countries involved in the rescue operation. One of the divers lost his life due to lack of sufficient oxygen during the early days of the rescue operation.
But all boys and Coach are safe.