Thai Soccer Team Finally Rescued
According to Thai Navy SEALs, the final three boys and their Wild Boars soccer team’s coach have been safely rescued from a flooded Thai cave.
The successful rescue operation was marked with a social media post from the SEAL source, revealing, “Hooyah. 12 wild boars and their coach are out of the cave. Everyone is safe. They are waiting for the four [rescue] divers to come out. Hooyah.”
Officials confirmed they had restarted the rescue effort for the third day at 10 a.m. local time, or 11 p.m. Eastern time the prior night. As with the previous rescue efforts, 19 divers have gone into the cave, with two divers escorting each of the boys out of the cave with tethers.
“If everything goes to plan, all will come out today,” an official said at a Tuesday midday press conference.
The boys had been in the cave since June 23 when they were exploring the cave and unexpected rain flooded the tunnels. It was 10 days before the boys were miraculously located.
Early tests indicate all of the boys could be suffering from lung infections, but only two of the first four boys were confirmed. They expected full blood test results in about 24 hours.