by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment Blogger.
Tragedy hit Thailand when on June 23rd a group of twelve soccer players and their coach got trapped in a complex cave system. The group had enjoyed a picnic after their practice and had decided to go cave exploring. Sadly, the group became lost and it was nine days later when they were discovered to be alive and surviving by drinking water they dripped from the cave’s walls. The local Mae Sai police came together with professional divers and other rescuers to help save the group of thirteen to get out of the cave alive. During one of the rescue attempts, four boys made it out safely while unfortunately, a professional diver died during the rescue mission.
The Thai Navy Seals worked around the clock to get dive equipment to the rest of the boys who had little to no swimming experience. Because of this, the boys were also given anti-anxiety pills to make sure they would not panic when they had to swim. It was released today that the rest of the boys and coach were brought out alive and just before the rainstorms hit that would have caused more flooding inside the cave. The boys were rushed to the hospital and people lined the streets to cheer and show their gratitude to the brave boys and rescuers. Thankfully none of the boys have any fevers but are still being treated for any infections.
At least two of the boys have lung infections but it appears that they’ll get better in no time. The boys who had been previously rescued were already up and walking around their beds in a few days’ time. The boys’ parents are allowed to visit their sons however, they must wear masks and stand six feet away while others have to watch them behind glass walls. The coach was the last to leave the cave after the third phase of the recuse mission. However, the mission isn’t over since there is still a doctor and three Navy Seals who need to make it safely out of the cave before the operation is complete.