Skip to comments.All 12 Boys And Their Coach Are Rescued From Thai Cave, After 2 Weeks
Posted on 07/10/2018 6:36:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
An elite team of Thai Navy SEALs and foreign rescue divers brought out the final four boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave near the Thai-Myanmar border, extracting the team through a labyrinth of tight passages after they spent two weeks trapped in darkness.
The operation on Tuesday moved quickly, raising hopes that all 12 boys and their adult coach from the Wild Boars soccer team would be at the surface by the end of the day.
"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 SEALs, which is helping to lead the operation, said on its Facebook page.
Earlier, the unit had written, "Today, the boar's pack will be reunited again."
One by one, the last of the remaining four boys were carried to ambulances that whisked them to evacuation helicopters and finally, on to the hospital.
BREAKING: Everyone at the press centre - volunteers and media - near the cave site just applauded and cheered as a helicopter flew overhead - flying one or more of the boys to the hospital in Chiang Rai? #ThaiCaveRescue @AFP
Richard Sargent (@rsargent79) July 10, 2018 Still to emerge from the cave: a doctor who has treated the 13 stranded people after they were found last Monday, and three Thai Navy SEAL divers who helped with the complicated and precarious rescue operation.
The boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, and their coach, 25, set out to explore the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system on June 23, but they became trapped after heavy rains quickly flooded passages. Divers finally located them on July 2, allowing emergency crews to send them food and supplies.
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Another interesting tidbit:
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted Monday that he had visited the cave and left behind a mini-sub rescue vehicle “in case it may be useful in the future.”
Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018
Simulating maneuvering through a narrow passage pic.twitter.com/2z01Ut3vxJ
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018
This was the best news to wake up to.
Honestly, what Elon Musk did comes across as incredibly opportunistic. Not helpful, but self-promotional. To me, that’s how he comes across.
The Wild Hogs.
Thank you Jesus!Prayers have been answered! May God bless the rescuers who risked death to get these kids and coach out of a very tight spot. And please give the family of the hero who died in the passages comfort. A real hero.
Now we can ask the question: Why did this coach bring these kids so deep into these very dangerous caves? Was he trying to kill them all? Was he suicidal? Was he abusive, and was trying to get rid of the evidence?
I strongly feel that NONE of these kids or the coach should receive a penny to tell their story. Any profit from this should go to help pay for the rescue, and to the family of the man who lost his life.
“Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job!”
Sunlight never looked so good. Praise God.
I know this is not PC and as a female I should not post this but-—after having seen the tiny little areas the rescuers has to navigate through I am shocked both the rescuers and their huge balls could fit through. :)
Amazing job, best news ever.
It’s strange how they’ve kept it so secret. No pictures of any of the kids.
The power of prayer to raise all mankind to extraordinary levels.
A couple of things to know to counter wrong views of what happened:
1. The Thai soccer coach did NOT lead the boys into the cave, he found their bicycles and went into the cave seeking them out. His presence was heroic as he helped calm them, rationed food, and led them in prayer.
2. The boys and the coach were driven further into the cave by waters rushing in from Monsoon rains. The boys did not know how to swim. Their only reaction was to run away. They ended up several miles deep into the cave from the entrance.
It is a MIRACLE that none of the boys lost their lives.
The boys were rescued by an international team and supported by locals. All are heroes as they risked their lives in the effort. One diver gave his life for the rescue as he brought oxygen and returned without enough for himself.
What about the girls?
They will have to change this for the Hollywood version.
Amen for sure
I teared up in gratitude.
Answer found at #17.
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