Volunteers assisting in the rescue of a football team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand react as the last person is stretchered out.
He also thanked the King and the Royal family for extending their support during times of crisis, like these.
Thai rescuers brought a ninth boy out from the Tham Luang cave this afternoon, police and navy sources said, after 18 days trapped underground.
Aged between 11 and 16 years old, the 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their 25-year-old coach were trapped in the Tham Luang network of caves in Northern Thailand. "Such a attractive moment - all freed, great job!"
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Rodriguez had a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face, back and abdomen, his family told CNN . Rodriguez is originally from Michoacán, Mexico, and is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
The rescue began sunday with the first four boys brought out.
The rescue operation, which commenced on Sunday, was carried out in three phases.
The 3.45-minute speech took place a day after the last of the stranded Mu Pa Academy footballers were brought out of the cave on Tuesday evening, marking a happy ending to the 17-day operation in which Thai and worldwide rescuers joined hands. Heavy rainfall was reported at the cave area before dawn Monday, July 9, 2018.
All are being treated in a Chiang Rai hospital in an isolation ward.