Thai boys rescued
Twelve Thai soccer players and their coach are safe and sound.
On June 23, the team was exploring some underground caves when heavy rain caused flooding and trapped them inside for more than two weeks.
Even though the drama was unfolding halfway across the world, many Canadians were watching.
It was a difficult rescue, because the group was found deep inside the cave complex.
In order to get out, each boy had to wear an oxygen mask and follow divers through a series of dark channels.
Some of the boys, who were between the ages of 11 and 16, were not very good swimmers. Rescuers had to teach them how to use the diving equipment.
In some cases, it was a tight squeeze to get from one channel to the next.
The boys have been sent to hospital for medical tests to make sure they are healthy before returning home.
What will be their first meal after surviving such an ordeal? Porridge.
Officials say all they have eaten underground is protein drinks, delivered by rescuers, so their bodies aren’t quite ready to handle big meals.
One of the boys said he couldn’t wait to eat KFC. (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/Associated Press)
People across the world are sending notes of congratulations to the boys, including fellow soccer players: