RESCUED | All boys and their coach have been rescued from flooded cave in Thailand

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have now been successfully rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand.

This is the third day of the rescue operation after the team became trapped inside the cave for 17 days.

19 divers were involved in today's operation.

 Officials say a medic and three SEALS in the cave who have been caring for those trapped will also come out today.

Those already rescued are said to be in high spirits, two have a possible lung infection but all eight are generally healthy and smiling. 

The rescue was not without heartbreak; a 38-year-old retired Thai Navy SEAL died during the rescue effort. Saman Gunan is being remembered by many as a hero.