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All safe in Thailand cave rescue

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/10/18, 11:50 am

UPDATE: The medic and the three Thai navy SEAL divers who stayed with the trapped members of a boys soccer team and their coach have left the flooded cave in northern Thailand, according to acting provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn. He said all four are in great condition and noted, “We did something nobody thought possible.”

OUR EARLIER REPORT (9 a.m.): Divers on Tuesday rescued the last four boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. The Thai navy SEALS confirmed that all 12 boys and their coach, trapped for more than two weeks, are safe. The team of expert divers removed the last four boys and their coach from the cave on Tuesday after rescuing four boys on Sunday and four more on Monday. The SEALs said on their Facebook page that one medic and three navy SEALS who stayed with the boys are still in the cave. Acting provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who led the operation, said Tuesday’s mission involved 19 divers.

Rainfall trapped the boys and their coach in the cave on June 23, when they went exploring after a practice game. Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry said at a Tuesday news conference the rescued boys are “healthy and smiling” but remain in isolation as medical tests continue. At least two of the boys showed signs of a lung infection, he added. “Everyone is in high spirits and are happy to get out,” Jedsada said. “But we will have a psychiatrist to evaluate them.”

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 02:08 pm

    Thank you, Lord. I realize it’s not likely there are many believers among the boys, their coach, parents, the government officials, the courageous rescuers, and the huge numbers who worked in support of this rescue effort. Yet I pray You, Lord, receive glory for this astounding feat. In Your Son’s Name, Amen. 

  • BostonSteve
    Posted: Fri, 07/13/2018 09:09 pm

    I hope any Christians present can be a great witness!


  • Bonnie Jean
    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 04:14 pm

    Thank you Heavenly Father for giving wisdom, courage, strength, perseverence and bravery to everyone involved in the rescue of this soccer team and coach, perhaps especially to the Thai Navy seals, Dr.,and "A Team" from England who found the,. I am sure you heard the prayers of millions all over the world  who begged you for their safe rescue. May you continue to heal them in body, mind and spirit. Please comfort the family and friends of the Thai Navy Seal who gave all volunteering to help.What a miracle you gave the world! Thank you thank you thank you!