Twelve young Thai boys and their coach were miraculously saved on last Tuesday after being trapped in the long Tham Luang cave for weeks. The topic had been a source of attention for weeks and the mission took a little over three days to finally be completed as the rescuers one by one took the boys away from the 4 km long and scary cave. The boys merely aged between 11-16 years of age along with their 25-year-old coach Ekapol Chanthawong are being treated in a hospital in Chiang Mai. As per the doctors eight boys and absolutely fine but three might be suffering from lung infection. The boys were also given anti-anxiety medication, which was confused by sedation to which the Prime Minister said, "Who would chloroform them? If they're chloroformed, how could they come out? It's called anxiolytic, something to make them not excited, not stressed."
The Navy SEAL divers had to face a lot of challenges as the entrance of the cave was freezing and had ample muddy water which made the task next to impossible. After the successful rescue of all the boys, the Navy was enormously proud and there were celebrations all around. They even posted on their Facebook-
"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave,"
"Everyone is safe."
The rescue was such a huge success that even the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump congratulated the Seals. He said on his Twitter handle- “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!”
The word “Hooyah” is now trending on Facebook as a hashtag as the word is used by the Navy to build morale. There have also been other popular hashtags like #thankyou and #heroes which is being associated by the heroic act.
On Monday the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-Ocha said that he would hold a celebration for all those that were involved in this rescue operation making it a huge success. He said that he would be “hosting a meal for both sides”.
Although rescuers wanted to wait until October for the rainy season to end whilst supplying them with appropriated supplies they had to act quickly as due to the heavy pour the water level inside the cave seemed to be rising thereby reducing the space and only giving the boys a tiny muddy ledge to sit on. The only casualty that seemed to have occurred from the Navy’s side is the tragic death of the Petty Officer First Class Saman Kunan, 38 who died due to the lack of Oxygen inside the cave. People all over the world came in to help with the rescue which also included nineteen Australians including Dr.Richard Harris from Adelaide.
Elon Musk had also offered to support the rescue while offering some advanced technology for the rescue which was declined by Narongsak Osatanakorn when he told the press “Even though their equipment is technologically sophisticated, it doesn’t fit with our mission to go in the cave,
To this Musk replied with a tweet which said:
“The former Thai provincial governor (described inaccurately as “rescue chief”) is not the subject matter expert. That would be Dick Stanton, who co-led the dive rescue team. This is our direct correspondence”
Tweets have been
Wonderful to hear all 12 boys & their coach are out of the cave in #Thailand. What an amazing & heroic global effort! Wishing them all a speedy recovery.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 10, 2018
A columnist for the Guardian wrote in her magazine,
“This story touches us because it is elemental, but also because every detail runs counter to the egomania and selfishness and fake bravado that appears to be running the world. The parents of the boys wrote to reassure the young coach that they didn’t blame him. Some say he had got the boys meditating in the cave. The Thai government has calmly insisted on protecting the boys and their families from cameras.”
Richard Conway confirmed that the boys would not be able to travel to Moscow to the World Cup finals due to health issues. As per the medical reports, the boys will stay in the hospital for another week before they are released.
Breaking: Fifa expresses “its great joy at the news of the rescue of the 12 young footballers and their coach.”— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) July 10, 2018
Confirms due to medical reasons “the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow for the World Cup final. Priority remains the health of everyone involved.”
The wild boars are now safe and recovering although the medics and the Navy Seals are still on their way out. We hope they emerge our safely and we wish for a speedy and healthy recovery for everyone involved in this tragic incident.