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The remaining members of the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave for more than two weeks were rescued on Tuesday, in the last leg of a three-day long operation.
On Sunday rescue operations began to extract the twelve boys, all members of a Thai youth soccer team, who went missing along with their coach weeks ago before they were found on a small strip of rock shelf in the flooded cave in northern Thailand.
The third mission kicked off hours ago on Tuesday morning, following two previous days in which the boys were successfully removed from a cave in a dangerous extraction and sent to the hospital —where they are now recovering.
A team of eighteen diving experts, including foreign and Thai citizens, managed to free four boys from the cave on the first day of operations. Four more boys were rescued on Monday, and the rest were freed Tuesday.
One former Thai navy diver, Petty Officer Saman Gunan, died during efforts to rescue the boys, after losing consciousness on his way out of the cave complex.
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