All 12 boys, football coach rescued from Thai cave

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On Tuesday, the final members of the Wild Boars football team and their coach were rescued from the Thai caves where they were trapped - and ended an incredible rescue mission that lasted 17 days.

This handout video grab taken from footage released by The Royal Thai Navy late July 2, 2018, shows missing children inside the Tham Luang cave of Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park. VIDEO: These are the Thai soccer players trapped in a flooded caveFamily members have seen at least some of the boys from behind a glass isolation barrier, and Jedsada said doctors may let the boys walk around their beds Tuesday.

Narongsak Osot-tanakorn, Former Governor of Chiang Rai who heads the rescue operation, said divers hope to rescue the last four boys and their coach from the cave Tuesday.

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.

"Today (Tuesday) we hope to be faster", Narongsak added, of the complex and risky operation that involves diving through narrow, flooded chambers.

The eight boys brought out on Sunday and Monday are in good health overall, though two are suffering from pneumonia, according to hospital staff cited by AP. Medical officials told reporters that they're healthy, fever-free, mentally fit and "seem to be in high spirits".

Hours after the last teenager made it out of a cave in Thailand alive, Elon Musk started a Twitter argument over how much credit he deserved for offering to help save the kids.

The gripping story captivated the world over the past month, and there was good news recently as all of the boys and their coach were rescued.

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Osatanakorn added that relatives would need to keep at least two metres away from the boys for at least 48 hours, until "we are sure there is no infection, then they can visit them normally".

The first of the rescued boys were due to be reunited with their parents on Wednesday provided they wear protective suits as medics work to rule out any infections.

The second group of four rescued on Monday are aged 12 to 14.

"This may be because they spent the entire time together as a team helping each other out", he said.

After divers brought out four of the boys Monday evening, authorities indicated the rescue operation would continue for a third day.

They are now recovering in hospital and are expected to stay there for up to 10 days, hospital director Chaiwetch Thanapaisal told the news conference.

Musk has offered a "kid-sized" submarine, named Wild Boar after the kids' soccer team, to help in the rescue operation.

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