Thai rescue miracle – all out now

The cave where the kids are marooned on a ledge has gushing water, making it difficult to come out without diving gear. Thai Navy Seals Photo

Expert divers from around the globe have pulled off an epic rescue of 13 who were trapped inside a cave in Thailand.

The Wild Boars soccer team of 12 children and their 25-year-old coach had spent nine days inside the water-filled cold cave with little food and no real shelter before they were found. They had huddled on a ledge deep inside the cave.

Two British divers finally found them and it took several more days to stage a rescue.

The last to come out of the cave on Day 3 of the mission were  the coach and four children. The other eight were extricated on previous two missions.

All the rescued children and the coach are likely to be in hospital for several days while they are tested for infections and treated for malnutrition.

On day 17, the Navy Seals said: “12 wild boars and coach out of the cave. Everyone is safe.”

One former navy diver died during the operation. He ran out of oxygen and could not be revived.