12 Wild Boars, soccer coach rescued from Thailand cave after two weeks

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All the 12 Wild Boars and the soccer coach who were trapped in the Thailand cave for more than two weeks have been safely rescued on day 3 of the rescue operations.

The mission was successful on Tuesday as the complete team has been rescued after they were trapped in a flood water filled cave. The rescue operation was launched on Sunday and brought out four of the boys.

Thai navy SEAL unit posted on its Facebook page that all the 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe.

The Wild Boars football team and their coach got trapped in the cave on June 23, when they were exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after their soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels of the cave.

British divers found those 13 people on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber many kilometers inside the complex on Monday last week. The 13 were hungry and huddled in darkness.

Discussions were on for several days on how to get the 13 out and finally the rescue operation was launched on Sunday. Four of them were rescued by the divers on day 1 of the rescue operation. On day 2, another four of them were rescued and last four of them along with the coach were evacuated on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, a former Thai navy diver died last Friday while he was on a re-supply mission inside the cave in support of the rescue.

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