World heave collective sigh of relief as all 12 boys, football coach rescued from cave

By QLNews

People around Thailand and the world heaved a collective sigh of relief as all 12 boys and their football coach, belonging to a local club named Wild Boars, were rescued from deep inside a cave they had gone into.

The players and coach, trapped for more than two weeks inside the flooded Thai cave, were rescued, according to a Thai navy SEAL who was involved in the perilous mission.

“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 Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.

The ‘Wild Boars’ football team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after football practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.

British divers found the 13, hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex, on Monday last week.

After pondering for days how to get the 13 out, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers.

Another four were rescued on Monday and the last four boys and the coach were brought out on Tuesday.

However, celebrations will be tinged with sadness over the loss of a former Thai navy diver who died last Friday while on a re-supply mission inside the cave in support of the rescue.

Twitter reacted to the news with happiness and admiration for the brave boys as well as rescuers. Here are some of the reactions from around the world.

By Molten Metal• 6 days 19 hours ago.
Molten Metal

Dave, Fully agree with you , ya ...............

By Dave Jonns• 6 days 22 hours ago.
Dave Jonns

someones stupidity may cost someone's precious life, stay safe think about others life too..

By acchabaccha• 1 week 1 day ago.
acchabaccha

Life is full of beautiful moments -- and this is one of them!

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