The Thai Navy SEAL rescued all 12 boys, part of a football team, and their coach from the Thailand cave on Tuesday after being trapped for over two weeks. The rescue mission continued for three days. The “Wild Boars” soccer team, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach were trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.
While four weres rescued on Sunday, another four were brought out on Monday. The remaining five were pulled out on Tuesday. Their rescue was followed a few hours later by the safe return of a medic and three SEAL divers who had stayed for days with the boys in their cramped, dry refuge. A former Thai navy diver had also died while on a re-supply mission inside the cave. A group of 19 experts, hundreds of volunteers and Thai officials led the rescue mission.