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Navy SEALs release video of rescue in Thailand

  • Published at 12:42 pm July 12th, 2018
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File photo: Boys from an under-16 football team and their coach wait to be rescued after they were trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 3, 2018, in this still image taken from a Thai Navy Seal handout video Reuters

The video shows the boys being removed from inside the dark flooded cave

The Thai Navy SEALs’ Facebook page released a video clip that shows how the 13 Mu Pa Academy football team members were rescued from the Tham Luang cave.

The video was released on Wednesday.


The 12 children aged from 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, ventured into the cave, in Thailand's mountainous north, after football practice on June 23. They became trapped when heavy rains flooded the area and forced them to take shelter on a muddy ledge.

They were rescued after a rigorous operation involving Thai and foreign experts. The rescue mission ended on June 10.

The video shows the boys being removed from inside the dark flooded cave.The footage provides insight into a complex operation that saw numerous divers use pulleys, ropes and rubber piping to take the stranded footballers to safety, writes The Nation, Thailand.