Thai cave rescue: Medic, navy SEAL divers who stayed with boys leave cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of the flooded cave in northern Thailand saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep inside, ending an 18-day ordeal today.

Published: 10th July 2018 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2018 11:43 PM   |  A+A-

Rescuers walk toward the entrance to a cave complex where five were still trapped, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Photo: AP)

By PTI

MAE SAI: The official who led the Thai cave rescue says the medic and three Thai navy SEAL divers who stayed with the trapped boys after they were found have left the flooded cave.

He says they are all in strong condition. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of the flooded cave in northern Thailand saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep inside, ending an 18-day ordeal today.

The leader of the operation, Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, said, "We did something nobody thought possible.

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  • deendayal

    These divers deserve Nobel prize.
    1 year ago reply
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