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'Mission accomplished', Thailand says a day after cave rescue

Most of the boys rescued from inside a Thai cave this week lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showing no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

'Quite a relief'

Thais reacted with relief, gratitude and exhilaration on Wednesday after the successful rescue of the last group of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave complex, ending a 17-day ordeal that gripped Thailand and the world.
(Text source from Reuters)

Good job rescuers!

The last members of the group of 13 from the "Wild Boars" soccer team were brought out of the flooded cave on Tuesday night and taken by helicopter and then by road to a hospital about 70 km (45 miles) from the Tham Luang cave.

'All Wild Boars Saved'

The group was rescued after 17 days inside the vast cave complex in northern Thailand where they had ventured after soccer practice on June 23.

The rescue dominated front-page headlines in Thailand.

Hooyah...!

The rescue received blanket coverage in Thai media with newspapers The Nation running a "Hooyah!.

The hashtag #Hooyah was also hugely popular with Thai netizens wanting to show their support for the hundreds of rescuers, including divers from around the world, who helped to get the boys out.

#thailandcaverescue

A Google search on Tuesday for the words "Thai cave rescue" revealed 359 million results, with interest peaking since last week when British divers found the boys and the rescue mission began.

All rescued boys and their coach are well...

Rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters that a detailed breakdown of the escape route and rescue mission would also be provided.