It finally came to a joyful ending early hours of Tuesday, They were all rescued from Tham Lang caves in Thailand
The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their assistant coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted an international rescue effort and captivated audiences around the world.
The 12th boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team, who became trapped on June 23 when rising flood water cut them off deep inside the cave.
In the last 18 days, what began as a local search for the missing 13 turned into a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help.
All of the boys and their coach have now been transported to a nearby hospital where eight of their teammates are recuperating after being rescued Sunday and Monday.
The last of the group to emerge from the cave on Tuesday were four Navy SEALs, including a doctor who stayed with the team for a week after their discovery.
"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 said in a Facebook post confirming the entire soccer team had been rescued.
Nineteen divers entered the cave at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday (11 p.m. Monday ET), many on their third mission in three days, with the aim of bringing everyone inside the cave out.
Tuesday's rescue took nine hours in total, from the time the divers entered the cave to bringing out the boys and their coach.
The parents of the boys have maintained a constant vigil outside the cave since they went missing, praying for their safe return. I have no doubt at this moment their prayers was not in vain. You could have imagine if the reverse was the case., the trauma and painful time fathers, Mothers, sisters and brothers would have gone through as this rescued mission was on course. Nevertheless , the good news is that these boys have been found and rescued alive.
However, a big congratulations to Thai Navy seal, Parents of these teenagers and the sweet and beautiful people of Thailand
Extract from CNN.com