Thailand Cave Rescue: All 12 Boys And Coach Rescued From Flooded Cave

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The second phase of a rescue operation has ended for the day, with more than half of the Thai soccer team rescued from the cave.

For the past 10 days, she has been volunteering at the media centre near the cave helping to translate press briefings.

He said, "the kids are footballers so they have high immune systems".

"They have become the world's kids". She says it has felt like the whole world was rooting for the boys.

Now that it is out of the cave, the Thai soccer team may be heading onto the big screen.

The boys, ages 11-16, along with their coach, had been stranded in the cave since June 23, when their playful exploration turned perilous as the cave flooded with monsoon rains. Once they were inside, the tunnels behind them flooded after heavy rain.

On Sunday, officials decided they could no longer wait, saying conditions were "as ideal as they will be" for a rescue attempt.

The final boy and the team's coach were brought out of the cave at 6:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

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Chiang Rai Gov.Narongsak Osatanakorn said Tuesday's rescue operation began at 10.08 a.m. and involves 19 divers. The boys' ordeal has captivated the world's attention. USA military personnel also helped.

Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions. "It's towards only one goal". It was an incredible result considering that the boys spent nine days incommunicado, without food, until they were found, and then waited days more before embarking on an hours-long dive that even the most skilled cave divers have described as among the most risky they have attempted. 1 NEWS' Correspondent Kimberlee Downs has the latest from Chiang Rai, Thailand. After a long and unsafe rescue effort, the last members of the group were brought to safety today (July 10).

All 12 boys trapped underground in Thailand have been rescued following the "largest, most complex cave rescue in history". Another four emerged Monday.

The plan, he said, is to bring out the four boys and their coach on Tuesday if the weather cooperates. "Delighted to see the successful rescue of those trapped in the caves in Thailand".

Much of the journey to the cave's entrance was through freezing, muddy water that proved challenging for even the Thai Navy SEAL divers.

A helicopter believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave lands in Chiang Rai.

In the past two days, eight boys were rescued and are now in a hospital isolation ward while they are tested for any possible infections. "I can not understand how cool these small kids are".

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