All those who were rescued went through medical tests, and health officials said that they were in good physical and mental health
The Thai NavySEAL took to Facebook on Tuesday to share the news that all the 13 'Wild Boar' football team members, who were trapped in a flooded cave, have been rescued.
The rescue mission made headlines as hundreds of experts flew in from around the world to assist in the operation.
The team got trapped on 23 June after the path they entered through in the cave got flooded.
All those who were rescued went through medical tests, and health officials said that they were in good physical and mental health.
However, this didn’t not ease the tension of the grieving parents who maintained a constant vigil outside the cave and prayed for the safe return of the trapped 'Wild Boar' team members.
Also, situation was quite tensed when the rescue operation was being carried out. A diver died while helping to establish an airline to the boys. Thailand's Navy SEAL commander said that oxygen levels inside had dropped.
Food and medical supplies reached the boys as rescuers figured out that they would be inside the cave for some time. They were also given high-calorie gels and paracetamol.
Officials taught the boys how to use diving masks and breathing apparatus. They also send heartfelt notes to their relatives asking them not to worry.
Several world leaders took to social media to congratulate the extraordinary effort by the rescue team.
British prime minister Theresa May wrote on Twitter, “Delighted to see the successful rescue of those trapped in the caves in Thailand. The world was watching and will be saluting the bravery of all those involved.”
US President Donald Trump tweeted, “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!”
American business magnate Elon Musk was "amazed by the bravery, resilience and tenacity of kids and diving team in Thailand". He tweeted that it was an example of human character at its best.
Former German journalist, Steffen Seibert, noted that there was “so much to admire: the perseverance of the brave guys and their coach, and the ability and the determination of their rescuers”.
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Last Updated 10, Jul 2018, 8:40 PM