All 12 Wild Boars Thai Soccer Players & Coach Rescued From Cave
CHIANG RAI, Thailand – All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued. The Wild Boars soccer players and their coach were trapped for more than two-weeks inside of a flooded Thai cave.
“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.
The “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.
On Monday of last week, British divers found the group, on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometers inside the complex.
A rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers. Another four were rescued on Monday and the last four boys and the coach were brought out on Tuesday.
A former Thai navy diver died last Friday while on a re-supply mission inside the cave in support of the rescue.