All 12 boys from the “Wild Boar” football team and their coach were rescued on Tuesday evening (Jul 10) from a flooded Thai cave complex where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.
The last five trapped in the Tham Luang cave were evacuated on Tuesday, the third day of the rescue operation.
“All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave,” a post from the Thai Navy SEALs 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.
Eight of the boys were brought out on stretchers over the first two days – four on Sunday and four on Monday.
Officials were not immediately available to comment on who had been brought out, and it was not clear what condition they were in.