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08th Jul 2018

Three boys trapped in the flooded Thailand cave have been rescued

Jade Hayden

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Three of the boys trapped in the flooded cave in Thailand have been rescued.

The three boys are said to have made their way out of the cave today following a large scale rescue operation led by 18 divers.

The 12 children and their football coach became trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex on June 23. The team and their coach were discovered alive after nine days.

They have since spent over two weeks trapped in the cave while divers considered the most efficient and safest way to extract them.

Al Jazeera reports that three of the boys exited the cave successfully today.

They were led through the cave’s narrow and flooded passages via rope by experienced divers from the UK, the US, China, and others.

Many of the boys in the cave reported that they did not know how to swim or dive.

The rescued boys are currently being treated at a field hospital.

The rescue mission is ongoing.