All 12 Boys and Coach Safely Rescued From Thai Cave

By July 12, 2018
All 12 Boys and Coach Safely Rescued From Thai Cave CNN News

On 8th July, after being stuck within a flooded cave for seventeen days in Chiang Rai, Thailand, the 12 boys (aged 11 -16) and the Assistant coach were all brought to safety after a world resue mission.

While rescuing the boys out from the cave, to help them remain calm throughout the 1.7km swim, the boys were administered a mild sedative, to ensure the inexperienced swimmers didn't panic in the water. Along with the rescue teams they had to wade and dive through floodwaters, before climbing and walking to the cave entrance. The narrowest gap throughout the dive is simply 38cm wide. The boys would then be pushed through the gap, they would be handed to the second cluster of rescuers who would facilitate them climb out of the 2km entrance. as a result of the climb is so slippery and tough, ropes placed in some sections, ABC correspondent Liam Cochrane Reports.

All eight are in good health, no fever... most are in an exceedingly good psychological state,” Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the general public health ministry, told reporters Tues at Chiang Rai hospital where the boys were recuperating. but the boys - aged between twelve and sixteen - would stay in quarantine till doctors were certain that they had not contracted any infections from within the cave. specialists warned that drinking contaminated water or otherwise being exposed to bird or bat dung within the cave could lead on to dangerous infections. however the first signs were promising, with X-rays and blood tests showing simply 2 had signs of respiratory disease which they were during a “normal state” once taking antibiotics, Jedsada said.

How, did this happen?

On 23 June, 25-year recent assistant soccer coach Ekapol Chanthawong, to the boys' soccer team Wild Boars was left responsible of the team.

At 7 pm the head coach was contacted by distressed parents explaining that their boys hadn't come back home. He had then tried to contact the assistant coach and others and one boy told him that the team had been exploring within the Tham Luang Caves. the head coach went there and saw the children's bikes and bags at the entrance to the cave and water leaky out.

It's believed the team with their assistant coach ventured into the cave for an 'initiation ceremony' that included writing their names on the cave walls. Once the group entered, however, it began to rain, causing floodwater into the mouth of the cave. The monsoon flooding blocked the group's exit route, in order to keep dry, they walked until the found an area that was elevated. that they unbroken walking until they found an area that was slightly elevated and this is where they remained stuck.

An international search and operation rescue was launched, involving specialists from Australia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A., while persistent rain created it extremely tough to seek out the group. On July 2, 2 divers found them alive, about four kilometres from the cave's entrance. From there the rescue teams safely managed to get the boys and their coach to safety.

This rescue mission brought the world to a standstill. Everyone hoping and praying that the boys stuck in the cave make it out alive, well and safe. It brought people together and communities together. Working together from around the world to ensure this rescue was a success. We hope to see the boys strive and succeed in the future!

Reference:
"I want to hug him': Father of rescued Thai boy speaks out", Asia Pacific, SBS News, 10th July 2018
"Final five trapped in Thai cave to be extracted Tuesday: rescue chief", The Daily News, 10th July 2018