Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mission Accomplished: Thailand Boys and Coach Rescued

All 12 youth football players and their coach are now reported to have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand after a three-day operation. The final four school boys and their coach, who had been trapped in the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai for 18 days, were carried out on stretchers to waiting ambulances on Tuesday afternoon local time.

Among those extracted today is the youngest member of the team, an 11-year-old The governor of the rescue mission had previously said Tuesday's operation would be more difficult than the previous two days, due to the increased number of people who need to be evacuated. Following the final five will be four Thai Navy SEALs - including a medic - who will be extracted once the team are freed today.



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Sandra Clopp is a diving instructor with nearly 20 years of experience. She has cave dived all around the world including Mexico and the Philippines. Clopp joins "CBS This Morning" to show some of the diving equipment rescuers used to save the soccer team and coach who were trapped in a Thailand cave for more than two weeks and discuss the psychological stress of the underwater rescue for inexperienced divers like them.


The final push to rescue the last of the 13 people trapped in a cave is underway in Thailand. At least two more boys have been pulled out so far this morning. Divers guided eight of the boys to safey in the first two days of the rescue effort. Mark Strassmann goes inside a similar cave system in Florida Caverns State Park, to show some of the conditions the soccer team endured for more than two weeks.



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