Navy SEALS: "We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what."
After two weeks trapped in a flooded cave near the Thai-Myanmar border, all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued.
A team of Thai Navy SEALS and foreign rescue divers brought out the four remaining boys and their coach on Tuesday. They were then driven by ambulance to evacuation helicopters and taken to the hospital, according to an NPR report.
“We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the Thai navy SEALs posted on their Facebook page.
The boys, who ranged in age from 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, became trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system on June 23, after heavy rains flooded the cave.
They were finally located on July 2, and emergency workers were then able to supply them with food and necessities.
After pumping millions of gallons of water out of the caves for more than a week, rescuers were able to remove four boys on Sunday, and another four on Monday.
According to media reports, the boys who were rescued earlier are in good health and eating well. However, one official Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, inspector general of the public health ministry, said initial blood tests “showed signs of infection,” reported NPR.