It's official! Every member of a youth soccer team — 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach — have been rescued from the flooded cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks in Thailand.
The boys and the coach were found more than a week after they became stuck on a small, muddy patch deep in the cave. There were so many warnings about how much could go wrong in the process of bringing out the young boys, who cannot swim and were weakened by their long ordeal.
Doctors attending to the eight boys say they are generally in good health — an incredible result for the boys who have spent nine days incommunicado, without food, until they were found, and then waited days more before embarking on an hours-long dive that even the most skilled cave divers have described as among the most dangerous they have attempted.
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Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018
Breaking: Thai cave rescue ends in triumph as final four boys, soccer coach are freed more than two weeks after team went missing https://t.co/0QMUtu2gQY— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 10, 2018
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