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Thailand: Chiang Rai governor announces successful end to rescue operation02:33

Thailand: Chiang Rai governor announces successful end to rescue operation

Thailand, Mae Sai
July 10, 2018 at 08:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn announced the end of the mission to free all the youth football team members and their coach from inside the Tham Luang Caves in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province, at a press conference in Mae Sai on Tuesday.

"Our mission is complete; we have used around 100 personnel. 12 persons for the diving team and one special doctor for cave diving. The first player came out at around 15:00. We transferred the first three to the hospital. Another group came out an hour later. At this moment every player has arrived at the hospital," said Osottanakorn.

The mission to free the youth football team that started on July 8, has recently been completed with the last four boys and their coach being rescued today after being trapped for more than two weeks.

The team of 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach entered the cave as part of an excursion but became trapped after a sudden, continuous downpour of rain flooded the underground area.

They were found alive after a 10-day operation carried out by Thai forces and international rescue teams.

Thailand: Chiang Rai governor announces successful end to rescue operation02:33
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Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn announced the end of the mission to free all the youth football team members and their coach from inside the Tham Luang Caves in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province, at a press conference in Mae Sai on Tuesday.

"Our mission is complete; we have used around 100 personnel. 12 persons for the diving team and one special doctor for cave diving. The first player came out at around 15:00. We transferred the first three to the hospital. Another group came out an hour later. At this moment every player has arrived at the hospital," said Osottanakorn.

The mission to free the youth football team that started on July 8, has recently been completed with the last four boys and their coach being rescued today after being trapped for more than two weeks.

The team of 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach entered the cave as part of an excursion but became trapped after a sudden, continuous downpour of rain flooded the underground area.

They were found alive after a 10-day operation carried out by Thai forces and international rescue teams.

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