The final rescuers in the Thailand cave mission have officially emerged, and they marked the momentous occasion by snapping a picture.
In the photo, a group of the rescue team that included Navy SEALS posed fore the camera in sunglasses and facemasks.
The photo was shared by FOX 4 reporter Hanna Battah who announced the rescue was complete.
BREAKING: Leader of Thailand cave rescue says medic, 3 SEALs who stayed with the boys are now out of the cave. They stopped for a photo op on the way out. pic.twitter.com/91lKVXDgWA— Hanna Battah (@HannaBattahFox4) July 10, 2018
"BREAKING: Leader of Thailand cave rescue says medic, 3 SEALs who stayed with the boys are now out of the cave," she wrote in a tweet. "They stopped for a photo op on the way out."
Many people who have been following the rescue efforts in the news have taken to social media to comment on it.
Great news that they made it out safely. Congratulations to an outstanding rescue team!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018
"This IS the most incredible miracle!! Prayers are answered!! Awesome show of love and world humanity!! It's ashamed our world full of hate," one person wrote.
On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
"I propose that the Queen of England knight the two divers who found the boys," someone else said. "And that every country who's divers participated in the rescue honor them with their highest honors for their bravery and compassion."
We are overjoyed to hear all 12 missing boys and their soccer coach have been successfully rescued from the Thai cave. Tremendously proud of the brave work of our @PacificCommand colleagues and all those who supported the Thailand-led, multinational rescue team.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 10, 2018
"The Thai cave rescue of the youth football team & their coach proves international collaboration is always a success and should be encouraged," another Twitter user said. "World United."
All 12 of the young soccer players and their coach have been freed from the cave in Thailand. Thanks to all rescue teams and volunteers! pic.twitter.com/zWoDo3j15i— Roberto Mancini (@robymancio) July 10, 2018
Now that they are safely out of the cave, the boys and their coach are expected to spend the next week or so under close medical watch, just as a precautionary measure.