On Tuesday night, that mission came to an end, as they were all brought to safety. The soccer team have been stuck for 17 days.
ALL of the boys and their coach have been rescued from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand.
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) July 10, 2018
ABC reported that the rescue trip with each boy was expected to take eight hours, and was an incredibly delicate operation. On their way out, the boys needed to dive and wade through muddy waters, which, in some parts, had almost no visibility.
Australian doctor Richard Harris will be one of the last to evacuate, and Sydney Morning Herald reports he has swum all the way to the trapped boys for three days in a row now, to complete a medical check for each boy ensuring they were fit for the exit journey.