Thai boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from cave complex

All 12 “Wild Boars” and their soccer coach have made it to safety after an 18-day ordeal.

The rescue mission to save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who’ve been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand has ended successfully.

The soccer team, known as the Wild Boars, had been missing since June 23, when heavy monsoon rains flooded the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system they had been exploring and trapped them in a chamber some 2.5 miles from the cave’s mouth.

After more than two weeks of search and rescue operations, staged by a team of expert divers and Thailand’s Navy SEALs, all 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from the cave.

The rescue wasn’t without complication though: A former Thai Navy SEAL, 38-year-old Saman Gunan, died while trying to reach the group with oxygen.