Finally, all the 12 boys have been rescued from a Thai cave alongside their football coach 17 days after they were cut off by a flood.
The Thai Navy SEALs disclosed this in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, on the third day of a complex mission to bring them out.
The “Wild Boars” — named after their team — entered the Tham Luang cave complex on June 23.
The post read: “All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been extracted from the cave.
“All are safe” it added, signing off with a “Hooyah”, a SEALs signature throughout the painstaking mission to get the boys out of the cave.
The post added that four SEAL team divers — including a doctor — who stayed with the group were still to emerge.
In a day of high drama, the remaining five boys emerged in groups as evening approached, guided out by international divers and the SEALs, who have played an integral role throughout an unprecedented rescue mission.