Thailand cave rescue: all 12 boys and their coach have been taken out of the cave

Thailand cave rescue: all 12 boys and their coach have been taken out of the cave

The latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand

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Their ordeal is finally over. This photo was taken while still inside the cave, but the boys and their coach certainly have reason to smile now!
Photo: EPA

[Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 8.02pm]

Thai Navy Seals say all 12 boys and their coach rescued from cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks.


[Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 7.57pm]

CNN reports that the last boy has been cleared from the cave, only the coach remains.


[Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 6.09pm]

Al Jazeera reports that the 11th boy is out.

 


[Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 5.39pm]

Two boys have been rescued so far today, says a member of the rescue operations in a CNN report. This leaves two more boys and the coach still inside the cave.


An ambulance was seen leaving the site of the Thai cave where divers are carrying out what they hope is a final mission to bring out four boys and their soccer coach still trapped deep inside.

At least nine ambulances have been waiting at the site after the leader of the rescue operation said Tuesday’s aim was to bring out all five as well as a medic and three Thai Navy Seals, who have been with the trapped boys.

Officials have generally waited hours to confirm rescues.

In the past two days, eight boys were rescued and are now in a hospital isolation ward while they are tested for any possible infections. Medical experts say they are in high spirits and generally healthy.

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