In an era where troubling news stories seem to continuously come our way, we have one piece of good news: the twelve children whose soccer team was trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand were rescued, along with their coach following an agonizing 18 day rescue.
The rescue has resulted in the death of an experienced volunteered diver, so hopes seemed bleak in the beginning. The incident received the attention from all around the world, with the media showing concern for the incredibly difficult rescue and the likes of Elon Musk showing their concern and offering out of the box solutions (although in this case they were not used).
Ultimately it was the Thai Navy which engineered the rescue who — along with a doctor — began rescuing the children. Earlier in the week, the rescue began with the weakest boys first (after initially planning to get the strongest boys out) in order to ensure the entire group’s survival, as the stronger boys would have a likelier way of making through the cave. Eight boys were rescued in the beginning and earlier today the final four boys — along with their coach — were rescued from the cave.
The boys are currently being treated, quarantined and tested for infections before they can meet their parents, with health officials also warning about potential post traumatic stress disorder which could result from the eighteen days they spent trapped.
The Thai Navy Seals said on their Facebook page: “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave. Everyone is safe.” The Wild Boars is the name of the Thai soccer team.
Indeed, it is a miracle that the entire team has been rescued safely, and is set to be reunited with their parents.
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