Thailand Cave Rescue For Trapped Soccer Team

Thailand Celebrates The Safe Return of Their Soccer Team

Scenes of joy and jubilation following an incredible rescue mission.

Thailand is celebrating following the successful rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach from the Tham Luang cave on Tuesday. The harrowing 18-day mission, which resulted in the casualty of one former Thai Navy SEAL, captured the attention of the world and will not soon be forgotten. One official told reporters, “This is an important event in my life. It is something I will remember," adding, "There were times when I cried. Happy. Very happy to see all Thai people love each other.”

Here, scenes of joy and jubilation as all 13 members make it out safely.

Onlookers stationed near Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital (where the boys and their coach are being cared for) cheer as ambulances bring in the last rescued members of the team, July 10. Linh Pham/Getty Images Onlookers stationed near Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital (where the boys and their coach are being cared for) cheer as ambulances bring in the last rescued members of the team, July 10. A woman near the hospital lifts her child in celebration, July 10. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images A woman near the hospital lifts her child in celebration, July 10.

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A jubilant scene from a makeshift press centre in Chiang Rai province, July 10. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images A jubilant scene from a makeshift press centre in Chiang Rai province, July 10. A young boy wears a cheerful grin amid the crowd at the hospital, July 10. Linh Pham/Getty Images A young boy wears a cheerful grin amid the crowd at the hospital, July 10. An emotional moment near the hospital, July 10. Linh Pham/Getty Images An emotional moment near the hospital, July 10. Volunteers celebrate while leaving the Tham Luang cave area following the successful rescue mission, July 10. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images Volunteers celebrate while leaving the Tham Luang cave area following the successful rescue mission, July 10. A joyful crowd at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital, July 10. The dramatic two-week rescue mission has <a href="http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/10/thailand-celebrates-rescue-of-cave-boys-and-coach"target="_blank">captured the attention</a> of many people in Thailand who have followed the boy&#39;s story closely on TV and social media. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images A joyful crowd at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital, July 10. The dramatic two-week rescue mission has captured the attention of many people in Thailand who have followed the boy's story closely on TV and social media. Students cheers at a school near the hospital where the boys and their coach are being cared for, July 11. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images Students cheers at a school near the hospital where the boys and their coach are being cared for, July 11.



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