Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Medic, all navy divers out of Thai cave after successful rescue

Medic, all navy divers out of Thai cave after successful rescue

After their evacuation, the medic and three Royal Thai Navy SEALs who had accompanied the stranded team then made their way out.

More than a week ago, the soccer team of 12 boys and their assistant coach were found trapped in a flooded chamber of a six-mile-long cave in northern Thailand.

The successful rescue of the young footballers and their coach is a cause for joy not just their families but also for the countless number of people around the world who have been following the drama on television and other media.

The remaining four boys and the 25-year-old head coach were rescued around Tuesday afternoon local time and were taken to a local hospital.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has invited the team to attend the World Cup final on Sunday, but doctors have said they would need to stay in hospital for at least a week to ensure they are in good health. Jedsada said they were uncertain what type of infections the boys could face "because we have never experienced this kind of issue from a deep cave".

A letter sent to the president of the Football Association of Thailand invited the youngsters and their coach to the final in Russian Federation if they were also healthy enough to travel.

Musk floated a plan on Twitter on Friday that could help rescue the boys and said engineers from his companies would travel to Thailand on Saturday. The prime minister may host a banquet to thank the foreign divers. Rescuers are preparing equipment for a third rescue mission for Tuesday morning.

Onlookers in front of Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital watch and cheer as ambulances transport the last rescued schoolboys and their coach to the hospital from a helipad nearby, on July 10, 2018, in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

"I just want to give him a hug and say I missed you", she said.

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the rescued boys and some of their parents said they had not been told who had been brought out.

A few days of relatively clear weather has allowed them to pump enough water out of the cave to allow the boys to walk through some sections.

Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around in hospital.

It comes after he posted photos from inside the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai on the final day of rescue operations.

Shortly after the full rescue was announced, President Donald Trump sent a congratulatory message.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected".

A journalist has been detained after flying a drone above the flooded Thai cave where the Wild Boars soccer team was trapped.

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