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Meet the heroes of the Thai cave rescue who brought the team to safety

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Thousands of people from around the world gathered in Thailand last year to help rescue the Thai soccer team trapped inside a cave.

The boys were discovered in the cave after surviving for 10 days with little food and no shelter, and required a delicate and methodical plan to get them out of the cave safely.

Local military, police, and Thai Navy SEALs worked alongside thousands of local and international volunteers, divers, doctors, and experts to aid in the urgent rescue mission.

The boys and their 25-year-old coach were finally extracted after a three-day event, which included pumping out massive amounts of water from the cave’s chambers, strategically placing air tanks along a 2.5-mile long passageway, and tightly wrapping and sedating the boys so they could be guided out of the cave by tireless divers.

Thai Navy SEALS celebrated the successful mission on their Facebook page, calling the rescue nothing short of miraculous.

Here are the heroes who made the mission possible.

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