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The Mission to Save Thailand's Soccer Team

Operations are underway to rescue the 12 players and their coach.

[Updated, July 10, 2018]

All 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have now been successfully rescued from the Tham Luang cave where they had been trapped for 18 days. They have been transported to a hospital in Chiang Rai Province where they will begin their recovery. Below, a look at the incredible mission to rescue them.

Family members grieve during arrival honors for the remains of Saman Kunan, July 06. Kunan died earlier that morning after losing oxygen while placing air tanks around the Tham Luang cave. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG/AFP/Getty Images Family members grieve during arrival honors for the remains of Saman Kunan, July 06. Kunan died earlier that morning after losing oxygen while placing air tanks around the Tham Luang cave. A monk holds a prayer ceremony at the entrance of the cave, July 06. Linh Pham/Getty Images A monk holds a prayer ceremony at the entrance of the cave, July 06.

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Hundreds of rescuers continue operations following the death of Saman Kunan, July 06. Linh Pham/Getty Images Hundreds of rescuers continue operations following the death of Saman Kunan, July 06. A press conference is held at the cave command center, one day after Kunan's death, July 7. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images A press conference is held at the cave command center, one day after Kunan's death, July 7. Family members of the trapped boys are questioned by local media, July 7. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Family members of the trapped boys are questioned by local media, July 7. A police officer guards an area under rainfall near the cave, July 7. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images A police officer guards an area under rainfall near the cave, July 7. Volunteers take a rest, July 7. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images Volunteers take a rest, July 7. Journalists and non-essential personnel are ordered to leave the cave site as officials prepare for the rescue operation, July 08. Linh Pham/Getty Images Journalists and non-essential personnel are ordered to leave the cave site as officials prepare for the rescue operation, July 08. Nurses wait outside the Chaingrai Prachanukroh Hospital, where the boys will be brought upon rescue, July 8. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Nurses wait outside the Chaingrai Prachanukroh Hospital, where the boys will be brought upon rescue, July 8. A helicopter lands at a military airport in Chiang Rai, July 8. Rescuers have been transporting the rescued boys via helicopter and ambulance to the nearby hospital. KRIT PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN/AFP/Getty Images A helicopter lands at a military airport in Chiang Rai, July 8. Rescuers have been transporting the rescued boys via helicopter and ambulance to the nearby hospital. Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver the boys from the cave, July 8. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver the boys from the cave, July 8. Onlookers watch as a helicopter flies towards an airstrip near the Tham Luang cave to transport the fifth rescued boy, July 9. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Onlookers watch as a helicopter flies towards an airstrip near the Tham Luang cave to transport the fifth rescued boy, July 9. Press await updates on the rescue mission, July 9. Linh Pham/Getty Images Press await updates on the rescue mission, July 9. A classmate of the Wild Boars soccer team talks to reporters about his hopes for the group's safe return, July 9 Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images A classmate of the Wild Boars soccer team talks to reporters about his hopes for the group's safe return, July 9 Police salute an ambulance exiting the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue, July 9. YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images Police salute an ambulance exiting the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue, July 9. Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport some of the rescued schoolboys from a helicopter pad to a hospital, July 9. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport some of the rescued schoolboys from a helicopter pad to a hospital, July 9. A nurse is seen at the hospital where the rescued boys have been brought for observation and recovery, July 9. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images A nurse is seen at the hospital where the rescued boys have been brought for observation and recovery, July 9.



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