Thai Cave Rescue Latest: All 12 Boys Safely Rescued



BANGKOK, Jul 10 – All 12 boys and their coach from the Wild Boars soccer team are now free from the Thai cave that has been their prison for more than two weeks, in what has been called a modern-day miracle.

The final boy emerged into the daylight at around 6pm local time (9pm AEST). On Tuesday, 19 divers helped escort the final five members of the group out of Tham Luang cave, in the toughest rescue operation of the past days.

The youngest of the group, aged just 11, was one of the last to reach the surface. The four boys who were rescued on Tuesday have now been ferried to a hospital in the city of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.

The coach is understood to also have left the cave. Behind them are a doctor and four Thai Navy SEALs which are yet to emerge. The navy posted on their Facebook page: “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 eleventh boy came to the surface at 5.15pm local time (8.15pm AEST), the tenth at around 4.30pm local time (7.30pm AEST) and the ninth just minutes earlier at 4.06pm. The first four boys emerged on Sunday, followed by another four on Sunday. —

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