Thailand cave rescue: 12 boys and their football coach ALL saved after 2-week ordeal 3km underground (Mirror)

Thailand cave rescue: 12 boys and their football coach ALL saved after 2-week ordeal 3km underground (Mirror)

All 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave in Thailand have been freed following a huge rescue operation.

There was a huge applause near the entrance to the tunnel network when the good news announced to waiting family, friends and volunteers shortly after 12.15pm UK time.

The operation has been an international effort with 18 countries working together to save the football team nicknamed ‘the Wild Boars’.

As well as the players and their 25-year-old coach, there remains four Thai Navy SEALs – including a medic – who will now be extracted.

Officials say the boys rescued from the Tham Luang cave network so far are in good health overall however two are believed to have been diagnosed with pneumonia. Read more

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