Mae Sai (Thailand): Four more boys of a young football team and their coach were rescued from a flooded Thai cave today after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside.
Elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs extracted the final batch of four boys and 25-year-old coach, today afternoon via a treacherous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels.
The SEALs in a Facebook post said that all 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave referring to the boys by the name of their football team.
“All are safe,” they added, signing off with what has become their trademark “Hooyah” that they used to celebrate the successful extractions of the other eight boys over the previous two days.
The boys, aged from 11 to 16, and their coach, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in mountainous northern Thailand on June 23 after football practice and got trapped when heavy rains caused flooding forcing to take shelter on a muddy ledge.