Entire Thai soccer team, coach freed from cave after daring rescue, Navy says

Fox News | 7/10/2018 | Edmund DeMarche,
kshama-s (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: http://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2018/07/10/0/0/694940094001_5807405189001_5807418315001-vs.jpg?ve=1







Certified cave diver Ed Tiedemann discusses the challenges the rescue divers face.

A dramatic three-day rescue of a Thai youth soccer team from a flooded cave came to end on Tuesday when the last boy and coach were plucked from the underground cavern more than two weeks after they were trapped inside, Navy officials said.

Thai - Navy - SEALS - Facebook - Boys

The Thai Navy SEALS said on Facebook that all 12 boys from the team and the coach are out of the cave, while four rescuers, a doctor and three Navy SEALS, remain inside.

Earlier in the day, local Thai media reports stated the 11th person emerged from the cave after two other people were rescued earlier in the day. The conditions of the three people are unclear. A helicopter left the cave site with an unknown amount of people inside, and is expected to land at a hospital.

Chiang - Rai - Gov - Narongsak - Osatanakorn

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said Tuesday's intricate and high-risk operation began just after 10 a.m. and involved 19 divers. A medic and three Thai Navy SEALs who have stayed with the boys on a small, dry shelf deep in the flooded cave will also come out, he said.

"We expect that if there is no unusual condition, the four boys, one coach, the doctor, and three SEALs who have been with the boys since the first day will come out today," he told a news conference to loud cheering, according to the Associated Press.

Rescue - Group - Optimism - Dive - Team

Before the final rescue of the group, there was optimism that the dive team was getting more efficient in their attempts. They successfully extracted the second group of four a full two hours faster than the first, officials said.

"Two days, eight Boars," read an earlier Facebook post by the Thai navy SEALS about the operation at the Tham Luan Nang Non cave that began Sunday, more than two...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Fox News
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!