"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what", the Seals posted.
The perilous mission to save the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach has gripped the world for days.
British divers found the 13, hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex, on Monday last week. After a long and unsafe rescue effort, the last members of the group were brought to safety today (July 10).
Last week, a former Thai navy diver died while preparing to rescue the team. One of the main goals of the device was to ease panic for kids with no experience navigating through tight passages.
Twelve children and one adult were trapped in underground caves in northern Thailand on June 23rd, and a rescue mission is still taking place to bring the victims home. Those evacuated so far have been taken to hospital in Chiang Rai for treatment and observation.
On Twitter and Instagram, well-wishers sent messages of support, advice and sketches of the boys in the cave using hashtags such as #Thaicaverescue #boarteam #Thainavyseals #PrayForThaiBoys and #Bringtheboarteambackhome.
An additional four boys were brought out on Monday, and the last four boys and the coach were rescued on Tuesday.
Quatre enfants piégés dans la grotte en Thaïlande sauvés
Jour 3 - Mardi 26 juin: le chef de la junte Prayut Chan-O-Cha demande la "mobilisation de tous" pour les retrouver vivants. Or la pluie a recommencé à tomber brièvement samedi soir, et des orages sont attendus à partir de ce dimanche.
Two more boys left the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex a short time later and were transferred to a medical facility on site, followed soon after by a fourth boy, according to the eyewitness, who is stationed at the entrance to the cave.
Two boys possibly have a lung infection, but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said. USA military personnel also helped. The phrase, a battle cheer that the elite SEAL unit adopted from the U.S. Navy, has become an global hashtag used by people to show their support and gratitude to those involved in the rescue mission.
An elite team of Thai Navy SEALs and foreign rescue divers on Tuesday began what they hoped would be a final push to rescue four boys and their soccer coach from a cave near the Thai-Myanmar border after extracting eight others through a labyrinth of tight passages.
"Such a lovely moment - all freed, great job!"
It is believed that the second lot of boys are in better health than the first four who were brought out first because they were deemed the "weakest".
The four boys rescued first are "well, they're up and about", Sky News' southeast Asia correspondent, Siobhan Robbins, said. There, they will be kept in isolation to contain any risk of infection.