The story has been all over media houses worldwide. Like a scene straight from a horror, the football team and the coach from Thailand have been trapped in a cave for 18 days.
The Thai navy Seals, who have been running the operation, confirmed that all 13 were out. “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what”, the Seals said on their Facebook page.
Three navy seals and a doctor, who had been with the boys, emerged safely from the cave several hours later.
The four boys and their coach rescued on Tuesday have been airlifted to hospital to join their eight teammates rescued on Sunday and Monday.
The news has been greeted by global jubilation and the rescue workers have been lauded by world leaders.
On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment – all freed, great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
Donald Trump tweeted “great job” and Theresa May said: “The world was watching and will be saluting the bravery of all those involved.”
Fifa has confirmed that the rescued boys will not be able to attend the World Cup final on Sunday as previously hoped.
Doctors have said they need to remain in hospital for at least seven days. Manchester United, who most of the boys support, have invited the boys to Old Trafford next season.
Courtesy of CBC News.