Incredible operation in pictures: All 12 boys, coach rescued from Thailand cave

Royal Thai Navy shows a group of Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations

Royal Thai Navy shows a group of Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations

ABC News has identified the Wild Boar soccer team players Mongkol Boonbiam, Songpong Jaiwong, Ponchai Kumluang, Pipat Pothi, Duangpetch Promthep, Adul Samon, Panumat Sangdee, Peerapat Sompiangjai, Prajak Sutham, Nuttawut Takamsong, Chanin Wiboonrungrueng and Eakkarat Wongsukchan.

The rescue mission which spanned days was a success after everyone was rescued.

Boys number six and seven were brought out a little over an hour later, with boy number eight spotted being taken out at about 7.40pm local time.

As a youth soccer team is gradually evacuated from a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, Hollywood producers are already eyeing a new box office smash.

This mini-submarine may not sound like the most practical or comfortable way to escape a flooded cave, but it's important to note that the trapped kids were not able to swim and had become weak from malnutrition and exhaustion, and none of them had any scuba diving experience, CNN reported.

They were not the only members of football's fraternity to send their support to the Thai boys and their rescuers.

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So far the group have been "kept away" from physical contact with their parents until the risk of infection is over and doctors have only allowed family and loved ones to see them through glass.

Some of the children rescued even had a typical kid's request at the hospital after being trapped without food for so long - bread with chocolate spread.

British divers found the 13, hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex, on Monday last week. The machine could be "good for rescuing vulnerable patients in risky environments, particularly if water, toxic gas or unsafe bacteria/viruses are present", Musk tweeted today (July 10). A former Thai navy SEAL died Friday while replenishing oxygen canisters laid at regular intervals along the route out of the sprawling cave. The rescued boys are now in the hospital receiving treatment.

Two of the boys are being treated for potential lung infections - but they're expected to make a full recovery. "Everyone is in high spirits and are happy to get out. But we will have a psychiatrist to evaluate them".

"Miracles may happen every day but this is one for the ages", said Cornell Brooks, chief executive of the NAACP civil rights group in the United States. "If I see him, I just want to hug him and tell him that I missed him very much", she said.

It is believed that the second lot of boys are in better health than the first four who were brought out first because they were deemed the "weakest".

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