Thailand Rescue Officials Say Elon Musk's Submarine Was 'Not Practical'

Thailand Ministry of Public Health

All 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a flooded Thai cave more than a fortnight ago have been rescued, the Navy SEALs announced on July 10, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that has captivated the world.

Global rescue teams had worked around the clock after the boys were discovered by British divers, to try to drain the caves enough to rescue them.

Elon Musk's "kid-sized submarine" was ultimately "not practical" for helping rescuers save a group of boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave, the head of the rescue operation said.

The successful rescue of the young footballers and their coach is a cause for joy not just their families but also for the countless number of people around the world who have been following the drama on television and other media.

However, officials say at least 3 Navy SEAL divers and a doctor are still inside the cave.

"They (all the boys) will have to stay in the hospital for one week to wait for their results and to see if anything changes", he said.

"We know that we can help, and they can be safe", she said in English. I'd like to send out shirts to them! Another two more boys left the cave complex a short time later followed by the fourth boy.

The final boy and the team's coach were brought out of the cave at 6:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Today, the four remaining boys were confirmed to have been rescued and were taken to hospital after Reuters reported that those in charge of the rescue mission were "hopeful" all 12 boys plus the coach would be out today.

The boys rescued so far are in good overall health despite spending two weeks in the dank cave system, Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the ministry of public health, told a news conference in Chiang Rai. When the first four were rescued, one of the first things they asked was how the tournament was going.

The divers and medic were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Chiang Rai to be examined as a precaution, officials said.

It even eclipsed reaction to the news of U.S. President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, which was the eighth-ranked topic.

The hazardous bid to rescue the boys - aged between 11 and 16 - started unexpectedly on Sunday when the rescue team said conditions were ideal for the evacuation. The rescue effort is slowed somewhat by the fact that the team must replenish supplies and oxygen tanks that line the 2.5-mile route out of the cave. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected".

"We would be honoured to welcome the team from the Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season".

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