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Soccer team rescue

A helicopter believed to be carrying one of the boys rescued from the flooded cave lands in Chiang Rai as divers continue to extract the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)

Soccer team lost in cave for 2 weeks in Thailand has been rescued

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, marking a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world.

“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.

The Wild Boars soccer team and its coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice, and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, blocking their exit. (Reuters)

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