President Trump Releases a Statement About The Recent Thai Cave Rescue; All 12 Boys and Coach Freed

July 10, 2018

Some fantastic news has come in this morning. All the 12 Wild Boars soccer players and their coach have been freed from the flooded cave in Thailand, according to reports.

The 3-week ordeal was causing great concern to everyone around the world. The last boy and their coach were the last of the team to be pulled out from the cave on Tuesday. The operation took three full days to successfully rescue all the members.

On June 23, the soccer team became trapped inside the cave when the rising waters flooded the cave. The search, which was initially conducted by the local authority, grew into a huge search party when hundreds of experts flew in from all across the globe to help.

Every member of the team was transported to a local hospital once they were extracted from the cave. According to CNN, eight players were recovering from their rescue on Sunday and Monday.

"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave," the Thai Navy SEALS said in a Facebook post.

There were 19 rescue divers that had entered the cave at 11 p.m. ET on Monday. Many of those rescuers were on their third mission in those three days. On Tuesday, it took the rescuers nine hours to rescue the remaining boys and coach.

Earlier Tuesday, reports are saying that the health condition of the boys who were rescued on Sunday and Monday are doing well, are fever-free, and "seem to be in high spirits."

The first group of boys on Sunday were between the ages of 14 and 16 had very low temperatures when they stepped out of the cave and two of them are reported to have lung inflammation.

Family members of the first four boys were only able to see their children through a glass window as they await their conditions and possible diagnoses. The families were able to be in the same room only if the boys were free from any infections.

On Monday, one boy in the second group freed had a very slow heartbeat but was responding well to treatment. Doctors are looking for any signs of Histoplasmosis, which is also known as "cave disease." The disease is an infection caused by inhaling spores of a fungus that may contain bird or bat droppings.

The teammates will likely stay in the hospital for up to a week as they fully recover and to give their immune system a chance to heal. After the news confirming the safety of all the boys and the coach, President Donald Trump shared his gratitude toward the Navy SEALs.

"On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment -- all freed, great job!"

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