In a story that captured the attention of media worldwide, ABC News reports: “The final four boys and their soccer coach were successfully removed from a flooded cave in Thailand on Tuesday, capping a herculean international rescue effort that appeared bleak just days ago.”
The story continues, “The dramatic days-long rescue mission was accomplished around 6:30 p.m. local time Tuesday, less than nine hours after the last leg of the operation to save the wayward ‘Wild Boar’ youth soccer team commenced, according to the Thai Navy SEALs.
“The announcement that the world had been waiting and praying for appeared on the Thai Navy SEALs Facebook page: ‘12 wild boars are out of the cave and their coach. Everyone is safe.’”
CNN’s home page on the Internet announced the news in three words, all in caps: “THEY’RE ALL OUT.”
According to the CNN story, “The final boy and his coach rescued Tuesday are still being treated at an on-site medical center, while three other boys have been transported to a nearby hospital where eight of their teammates are recuperating after being rescued Sunday and Monday.
“A small number of Navy SEALs, including a doctor who stayed with the team for a week after their discovery, remain in the cave system and are expected to emerge soon.
“‘Waiting for four more Thai Navy SEALs (to come out of the cave) who have been accompanying the kids. Please send your support to them,’ says a post on their official Facebook site.
“Another post, confirming the rescue of all 13 stranded members of the team, said: ‘We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what…”
Here’s the moment CNN announced the good news: