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All 12 Boys & Coach Saved As The Tham Luang Cave Rescue Comes To An End

ANANYA BHATNAGAR | 0
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| July 10 , 2018 , 19:28 IST

The third phase of the operation began on Tuesday and marked the success of the rescue operation all the boys including their 25-year-old coach have been rescued out from the Tham Luang cave complex of Thailand.

The Thai SEAL and elite foreign divers extracted the final batch of four boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, on July 10 afternoon via a perilous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels.

A team of around 1,000 personnel were involved in the rescue operation to take out 13 members of the Wild Boar Soccer Team from the Tham Luang Cave Complex in the Chang Rai district of Thailand. The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old assistant coach became stranded when they went exploring inside after a practice game. Monsoon flooding blocked their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

According to local media reports, Four of the kids were allowed to have their parents enter their rooms, though they were required to wear face masks and stand 6 feet away from the boys. The parents of the other boys were able to see their children through a glass window. All the boys were quarantined because of the risk of infection.