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Thailand cave rescue over, all safe

Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday.

Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday, in what has been a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. In Pic: In this photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, show the last four Thai Navy SEALs come out safely after completing the rescued mission. (Source: AP)

After much thought on how to retrieve the trapped, a rescue operation was finally launched on Sunday when four of 13 were brought out with the help of rescue divers. On Monday, another four were rescued, while the last four boys were taken out Tuesday. (Source: AP)

The Thai Navy Seal unit, which carried out the rescue operations, confirmed Tuesday that all have been rescued. “The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page. In Pic: Chiang Rai province acting governor Narongsak Osatanakorn talks to media during a press conference in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. (Source: AP)

The last four were brought out of the cave on stretchers and transported by helicopter to a hospital. Navy Seal unit’s three members and an army doctor, who stayed with the boys at the time of their discovery, were last people due to come out of the cave. (Source: AP)

“Two days, eight Boars,” read a Facebook post by the Thai Navy SEALS after four more boys, part of the football team were rescued from the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on Monday. (Courtesy of Elon Musk via AP)

The second leg of the operations resumed on Tuesday and officials were hopeful that they would be successful in bringing all the five to safety. (Source: AP)

Along with the five boys, a medic and three Thai Navy SEALS who stayed with the boys on a small, dry shelf deep in the flooded cave also came out on Tuesday. (Source: AP)

With the end of Monday’s operations, the total number of rescued boys of the ‘Wild Boars’ soccer team reached eight. (Source: AP)

Officials said rescue efforts received a big boost on Monday as rains kept away, allowing the team to pump millions of litres of water out of the flooded cave system. (Source: AP)

The rescue operations to evacuate the boys and their coach from Thai cave resumed on Tuesday. The same set of divers as on previous days had gone into the cave on the third day also. In Pic: Two helicopters wait on Monday near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach. (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

The 12 boys were trapped with their coach for the last two weeks. (Source: Chiang Rai Public Relations Office via AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

In this grab taken from video, emergency workers carry a stretcher with one of the rescued boys to be transported by ambulance to a hospital in Mae Sai in Thailand. (Source: Chiang Rai Public Relations Office via AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

The authorities have not confirmed the names of those who have been rescued on Sunday as well as Monday. (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

A Royal Thai Police helicopter carrying rescued school boys lands at a military airport in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

This photo released via the Thailand Navy SEAL Facebook page on Sunday, July 8, 2018, shows rescuers' hands locked with a caption reading "We Thai and the international teams join forces to bring the young Wild Boars home". (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

Relatives and friends pray for the 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside the cave. (Source: Reuters)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

Chiang Rai province acting Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is heading the operation, said earlier Sunday that 13 foreign and five Thai divers were taking part in the rescue and two divers will accompany each boy as they're gradually extracted.(Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

The initial statement was that the entire operation could take up to four days, but it took three days to rescue the entire team. (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

Divers resumed their rescue operations on Monday after authorities replenished the supply of oxygen tanks along the cave route. (Source: Royal Thai Navy via AP)

An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand on Monday. (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

The boys and their coach, were stranded when they were exploring the cave after a practice game on June 23. Torrential rainfall and flooding cut off their escape route and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days. (Source: AP)

Four rescued from Thailand cave as mission to save soccer team continues

The ordeal of the trapped children has drawn media attention globally as the complicated operation unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. (Source: AP)