Thai cave rescue a success as all those trapped brought out


The 12 boys and man trapped in a Thai cave have all been rescued, according to Reuters and Australian ABC radio. The twelfth boy was assisted from the cave by two divers around midday London time July 10, and his coach brought to safety about 45 minutes later.

The boys, aged between 11 and 17, belong to a football team called the Wild Boars. Their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, had taken them to the cave in northern Thailand on an excursion on June 23. But rising floodwaters after monsoonal rains trapped them.

An international rescue effort spearheaded by the Thai military has been taking place since.

ABC Newsradio said the last person to leave the cave ledge would be Australian doctor and cave diver Richard Harris.

Rescuers wade in the flooded Tham Luang cave during a mission to evacuate the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 10, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Instagram @elonmusk/via REUTERS
Rescuers wade in the flooded Tham Luang cave during a mission to evacuate the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 10, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Instagram @elonmusk/via REUTERS

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We know that British divers found the children and their coach huddled on a narrow rock ledge on Monday July 2. They had then already been trapped for nine days.

The bravery and skill of divers, some Thai Navy Seals and others from countries including Denmark and Australia, is impressive. One Thai diver died on July 8 after running out of oxygen while making a return journey from where the party was stranded (CNN.)

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Rescue personnel walk at the site of the Tham Luang cave complex during a mission to rescue the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 9, 2018. Twitter @elonmusk/via REUTERS
Rescue personnel walk at the site of the Tham Luang cave complex during a mission to rescue the remaining members of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 9, 2018. Twitter @elonmusk/via REUTERS
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