Eight young boys trapped in Thailand cave were rescued
The efforts to rescue 12 children and their coach from the cave since 23 June in the province of Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, have successfully ended.
Twelve children and their coach freed safely from the flooded cave in Thailand.
The rescued children were taken by ambulance and helicopters to hospitals. So far, boys have been allowed to see their parents through a glass partition due to the risk of infection.
After some medical examination, apart from coughs and scratches rescued boys were in a good health condition.
After a week of preparation, the rescue operation was very challenging, with the participation of 50 international, 90 divers. The rescue operation, which began on Sunday, is over today. For the divers usually, it takes 4-5 hours to get out the cave, but this time with the children, it was up to 9 hours.
The boys were trapped in a dark cavern 5 kilometer inside the labyrinthian underground network. Deep water pools at two different locations, making the tunnel narrower to 40 centimeters, made operation difficult.
This unusual event and rescue operation, which the world kept close eye, went down in history.