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Thai Navy Seals have posted a video of the football team rescue

The last four boys and their 25-year-old coach were rescued from the cave complex yesterday.


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THE THAI NAVY Seals have posted a video to Facebook of their divers as they rescue the boys who were trapped in a cave for over two weeks.

The video shows a number of divers as they prepare their equipment before they go underwater, guided by a rope.

The video shows the boy being placed on a stretcher and lifted be a team of eight to ten divers through the cave and lifted part of the way.

thai Source: Thai Navy Seals/Facebook

The 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach were extracted from the cave over the past three days after rescuers probed the best way to get the boys out before heavy rainfall forecast for later in the week.

One option was to leave the Wild Boar football team and their coach in the cave through the monsoon season, and wait until the water levels in the cave were low enough to extract them safely.

Thai Navy Source: Thai Navy Seals

But this was quickly ruled out as the oxygen levels in the cave were at unhealthy levels and the risk of infection was very high.

Wild Boar 5 Source: Thai Navy Seals/Facebook

Rescuers decided to extract the 13 people from the cave after using pumps to lower water levels so that most of the cave could be accessed on foot.

Reuters news agency put together a comprehensive map of the route into the cave that was taken and the complications of getting the boys out.

Thai Navy 2 Source: Thai Navy SEALS/Facebook

In the caption on the Facebook post, The Thai Navy Seals called it “the operation the world will never forget”.

We will not forget the 18 days that the whole world merged in the cave of Luang-Khun Nang.

“And we will remember the sacrifice, the courage and the magnificent mind of [those involved in the rescue].”

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