The last batch of the 12 member soccer team and their coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to the almost three-week ordeal that stirred an international rescue mission, which captivated hearts of millions around the world.
The twelfth boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team, who were trapped in the cave since June 23 when the rain flood the entrance of the gate and force them inside.
The last 18 days of the operation turned from a local search to a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help.
It is reported that all the boys and their coach have been transported to a nearby hospital where eight of their teammates are recovering after being rescued Sunday and Monday.
The last of the group to emerge from the cave on Tuesday were four Navy SEALS, including a doctor who stayed with the team for a week after they were discovered.
“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 said in a Facebook post confirming the entire soccer team had been rescued.