United States President Donald J. Trump and United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May are among international leaders who’ve offered congratulations after twelve boys & a coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand.
The last 5 survivors of the nightmare were safely rescued Tuesday, July 10th, joining the 8 others rescued during missions this past Sunday & Monday.
U.K. Prime Minister May, was quick to express joy upon hearing that the 13 souls trapped within the Thai cave for almost 3 weeks had been rescued:
– “Glad to see that the rescue mission to get out of the caves in Thailand was successful. The world followed and will pay tribute to all those involved.” – tweeted Minister May.
President Donald Trump used Twitter to congratulate the Thai Royal Navy for their efforts in securing a successful mission:
– “On behalf of the United States, congratulations to Thai Navy SEAL’s and everyone else with a successful rescue of the twelve boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment – all freed, great job!,” – tweeted President Trump.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk offered his congratulations to an outstanding rescue crew;
– “Good news that they got out safe.” – tweeted Musk.
Elon Musk flew to Thailand with a specially crafted mini-submarine that he hoped could contribute to the rescue operation. He arrived at Chian Rai on Tuesday with the sub, but it wasn’t used in the final rescue effort.
The boys have been invited to Moscow to attend the World Cup finals which ends Sunday. Instead, they’ll stay in a hospital for a week for observation.
The Manchester United football team used Twitter to invite the boys and their entire team of rescuers to visit Old Trafford sometime this coming season:
– “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those concerned.” – tweeted United.
British cave experts played a critical role throughout the rescue mission. The UK was the first rescue team to find the boys inside the cave; 9 days after they first went missing.
Besides US and British, rescue teams from Laos, Philippines, Japan, China and Australia also participated within the multi-national rescue efforts.
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