All 12 boys and coach of Thai youth soccer team rescued from flooded cave
ALL 12 boys and their coach are now free from the cave that had been their prison for weeks, in what has been called a miracle.
The last of the Thai soccer players and their coach trapped deep in a flooded cave for days have seen an end to their ordeal after a final push by rescuers to free them.
All of the boys and their coach had been rescued by 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the Thai Navy SEALs posted on Facebook.
“We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the post reads. “Hooyah.”
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday the kids were given anti-anxiety medication to help relax them.
The coach left the cave after the boys, followed by a doctor and three Thai Navy SEALs who stayed with the boys overnight.
Rescue commander Narongsak Osottanakorn said it was “mission complete” in a press conference at 9.40pm (12.40am Wednesday AEST), confirming that the doctor and navy SEALs were out of the cave and in good health, to huge cheers.