This has been the major news all over the world, but the best part of all this is – all 12 young boys from the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have all been saved after getting trapped in a Northern Thailand cave after heavy rain trapped them in. It has been a painstaking 18 day ordeal but with Thai Navy Seals, officials, diving experts and volunteers from all over the world have successfully saved everyone who has been trapped and all the boys and their coach are now at the hospital receiving much needed medical attention. The only tragedy which has come out of this was the death of former Thai Navy Seal Sgt. Major Saman Gunan who volunteered to save the boys and lost oxygen under water. He has died a hero, and here here is a post talking about how difficult this rescue mission was, particularly for the divers. So anyways, great news all round.
Thailand’s Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue effort, said on their Facebook page that the remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday. Eight of the boys were rescued by a team of Thai and international divers on Sunday and Monday.
“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 SEALs said, referring to the name of the boys’ soccer team. “Everyone is safe.”
The leader of the Thailand cave rescue says a medic and three SEALs who stayed with the boys in their dark refuge are now out of the cave.
Earlier, cheers erupted at a local government office where dozens of volunteers and journalists were awaiting news of whether the intricate and high-risk rescue mission had succeeded.
People on the street cheered and clapped when ambulances ferrying the boys arrived at the hospital in Chiang Rai city.
Payap Maiming, 40, who helped provide food and necessities to rescue workers and journalists, said a “miracle” had happened.
“I’m happy for Thais all over the country, for the people of Mae Sai, and actually just everyone in the world because every news channel has presented this story and this is what we have been waiting for,” she said.
And maybe the only time the US President Trump has been kind – but yes, he too Tweeted and congratulated the rescue effort.
In any case good news all round and the coach of the team Ekkapol Ake Chantawong (25) has to be praised for how he took care of the boys, gave them food and water (sacrificing himself eating for the boys) and was the last one out of the cave, ensuring the safety and the welfare of the 12 boys first.
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