'We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what': Thai Navy SEALs celebrate as trapped soccer team rescued from cave

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  • 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach have been rescued after more than two weeks trapped in a flooded cave.
  • Thailand’s Navy SEALs led the rescue mission which saw them freed.
  • After the last person came out, they wrote a jubilant Facebook post to celebrate.
  • It said: “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what.”

The Thai Navy SEALs have expressed their jubilation at the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a flooded cave.

“We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what,” they wrote on Facebook, where they have been updating the public on the rescue mission to rescue the 13 members of the Wild Boar soccer team.

“All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the SEALs wrote today. The final boy and the coach were taken out of the cave at 6:50 p.m. local time on the third day of rescues.

The SEALs helped to lead the mission to free the Wild Boars, an effort which involved thousands of people from all over the world.

They have been posting heartwarming updates over the past few days, as they raced to rescue the boys before monsoon rains and falling oxygen levels in the cave made it impossible.

Suman Kunan, a former Thai Navy SEAL, died as part of the rescue mission when he ran out of oxygen.

The boys will now recover in hospital.

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