Miraculous Thailand Cave Rescue: All 12 Boys And Their Football Coach Have Been Successfully Saved
For nearly 3 weeks, the world has been nervously following developments of the rescue mission, which was needed to save a Thai football team consisting of 12 boys and their coach stuck in a flooded cave. Fortunately, the operation ended successfully, but it could've been avoided in the first place.
Dangers of cave exploring
Thai football team were excited to go deep into the Tham Luang cave for some bonding time. However, they didn't know it was the monsoon season, which made their expedition extremely dangerous.
Authorities now warn everyone to stay out of cave networks, as it becomes life-threatening during the monsoon. The cave can fill up with water in a shockingly short time, so it's crucial to take extra precaution when planning a similar trip.
12 boys and their football coach faced unimaginable danger when they were trapped deep within the Tham Luang cave, after it got flooded with millions of gallons of water.
Thai Navy seals went on a rescue mission and found the group 10 days later in relatively good health. They immediately began mapping out the escape plan, which involved pumping out the water and getting the boys out of danger one by one.
Each boy was guided by two divers that helped them swim through the entirety of the cave. It took them three days to get everyone to safety.
When the last survivor was saved and the mission ended in success, the streets of Chiang Rai, city close to the cave network, erupted with cheers. Everyone praised the team of expert divers, who risked their lives in order to save others. The excitement could hardly be contained by everyone involved.
On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 июля 2018 г.
Social media comments
They were down there for 9 days before discovery, and a week before the rescue operations began. That is 16 days. Yes, there is a miracle.— Tony Tellez (@tonytellez) 10 июля 2018 г.
That's no miracle. That's cool heads, staggering maturity, and nerves of steel on the part of those inside. Dedication and hard work on the part of the rescuers. Humanity at its finest, with zero outside help.— Paul Adams (@CannonballJones) 10 июля 2018 г.
Also RIP Petty Officer Saman Gunan, the Thai navy diver who was killed delivering air tanks to the boys and their coach last week. pic.twitter.com/q8stSynepE— Akeera (@akeera321) 10 июля 2018 г.
Thanks to the Navy Seals and your brilliant team. how amazing. the world got together to save the boys in the cave with no politics no ego just sheer tenacity . why can't we work together like this every day?— Aseroma Ray (@sero_01) 10 июля 2018 г.
This is the happy ending everyone was hoping for.