The last of the 12 boys who are members of the Wild Boars soccer team has been rescued from the flooded cave in northern Thailand and taken to hospital according to reports.
Reports say the team coach who guided the team into the cave complex on the 23rd of June was the last to be rescued from the flooded cave with all victims reported to have been taken to a medical facility for treatment.
“[The boys] are all very very hungry, they’re asking for all kinds of food,” Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen, reporting from Chiang Raid, said.
“They basically blindfolded them when they took them out of the cave to make sure that their eyes would slowly adjust to the light again after they have been in the dark for so long … the doctors have now said that their eyes are all fine,” Vaessen said.
Relief came the way of family and loved ones of the football team after they were found seven days ago when they went missing for nine days.
At the time, the team comprising 12 boys and their football coach were found weakened but safe deep inside the cave with food and medical help reaching the victims when they were found.
According to Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, most of the team were found to be in stable condition while some of the boys had sustained injuries or light injuries.
A British team of divers were the first to reach them last Monday evening at about 10:00pm (15:00 GMT).
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