Trump congratulates Thai Navy SEALs for successful rescue opJuly 11, 2018 07:47
United States President Donald Trump congratulated the Thai Navy SEALs for the "successful" rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai.
"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!," Trump tweeted.
According to the recent development the parents of all 12 boys and their coach will get to see their sons through a glass at the hospital where they are recuperating.
"The remaining children along with the coach have left the cave safely. All parents will get to see their sons through a glass at the hospital by tonight," The Straits Times quoted Head of Thai cave rescue mission Narongsak Osotthanakorn while addressing media on Tuesday.
The rescue operation, which commenced on Sunday, was carried out in three phases.
On Sunday, it took 11 hours to bring out four persons. On Monday, a second rescue operation by the same team of divers took only nine hours to bring out the next four, the report said.
All eight boys were rescued by divers using guide ropes and shared oxygen tanks.
Further three boys were rescued this morning. All were being treated in a Chiang Rai hospital in an isolation ward. The rescued boys are said to be in "high spirits."
Rest two including the coach were rescued later in the day.
The footballers were found by the British divers on late Monday night last week with footage showing them visibly weak and huddled on a mud mound deep inside the Tham Luang cave.