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All 12 boys and football coach rescued from cave: Thai...

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All 12 boys and football coach rescued from cave: Thai Navy SEALs

An undated handout photo released by Royal Thai Army on 03 July 2018 shows the missing 13 young members of a youth soccer team including their coach, moments they were found inside the cave complex at Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Chiang Rai provincial Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said on 02 July that all of 13 young members of a youth soccer team including their coach have been found alive in the cave. EPA-EFE/ROYAL THAI ARMY HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
By AFP
10 Jul 2018 0

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 on Tuesday evening, on the third day of a complex mission to bring them out.

“All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave,” the post said.

“All are safe” it added, signing off with a “Hooyah”, a SEALs signature throughout the painstaking mission to get the boys out of the cave.

Four SEAL team divers — including a doctor — who stayed with the group were still to emerge, the Facebook post added.

In a day of high drama, the remaining five boys emerged in groups as evening approached, guided out by international divers and the SEALs, who have played an integral role throughout an unprecedented rescue mission.

The “Wild Boars” — named after their team — entered the Tham Luang cave complex on June 23.  DM

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