This timeline shows exactly how the Thai cave rescue unfolded

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After surviving 17 days inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the final members of a boys soccer team and their coach were rescued on Tuesday.

An international team of hundreds of rescuers from around the world pulled the final five stranded members of the team — four boys and their coach — on Tuesday evening local time, ending a three-day rescue operation.

Here is a timeline that shows exactly how the Thai soccer team rescue unfolded.

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Saturday, June 23: 12 members of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach get trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave by torrential rain.

The boys were apparently performing a sort of initiation ceremony in the cave, and got stuck when the cave flooded, blocking their way out.

Park officials discover the boys’ bikes at the entrance to the cave, and worried parents call the police when they realize their children are missing.

A major search and rescue operation is launched to find them.

Monday, July 2: The Thai soccer team and their coach are found showing “signs of life” after being trapped for nine days in the flooded cave.

Nine days later, divers find all 12 boys and their coach, huddled together above the lapping water in the cave — 2.5 miles from the entrance.

The coach of the soccer team, Ekkapol Chantawong, taught his players how to meditate so …read more

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