Messages, sketches and hashtags: Thai cave rescue dominates social media

Ekkapol Chantawong and some of the boys who come from stateless families in the border region

The leader of the rescue operation said on Tuesday that all of the SEALs are now out, just like all 12 boys and their coach.

"We have been informed by the Football Association of Thailand that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow for the Fifa World Cup final", the sport's governing body said on Tuesday after the rescue operation was completed.

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe", the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.

The flooded Tham Luang cave was treacherous and the mission was not without its tragedy, with former Thai Navy SEAL Samarn Kunun perishing while replenishing air canisters in the cave for divers last Friday.

The group is "going to be kept in isolation for the next few days - possibly a week", she said. Nevertheless, Musk said he still sees a future for his spontaneous invention. People on the street cheered and clapped when ambulances ferrying them on the last leg of their journey from the cave arrived at a hospital in Chiang Rai city.

Rescuers had spent days balancing the risk of impending monsoons, which could have flooded the cave again, against the boys' readiness, weakened as they were by their ordeal.

Musk posted photos on his Twitter account at around 5:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, reportedly from inside and outside of the cave.

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The boys and their coach have now all been taken to hospital after the three-day evacuation that was a battle against heavy, predicted rain.

Thai Health Secretary Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk told reporters earlier on Tuesday that two of the first eight rescued boys had lung infections.

Chief of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, declined to comment on the identity of the four people brought out in the evening, saying updates would be supplied at a news conference that is scheduled to be held late on Monday. The confidence of the diving team, and expertise specific to the cave, grew after its first successful mission Sunday.

Shortly after the full rescue was announced, President Donald Trump sent a congratulatory message.

The rescue operation began Sunday and has been progressing rapidly.

Jesada said the group had been given x-rays and blood tests, adding that two presented suspected symptoms of pneumonia but were given antibiotics and were "in a normal state". "When I visited them, I also told them to be good citizens". "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected".

According to the TV channel, the 12th kid and the youth football team's coach were brought out at about 17:40 local time (10:40 GMT).

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