Photo Shows The Four Bad**s Navy Seals After Emerging From Cave

The rescue of the 12 Thai boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand was a meticulously-planned operation, carried out in gradual, nail-biting phases as the world watched on in equal measures of fear and sheer amazement.

By the sounds of it, it's been no easy feat, but yesterday we finally received the news that all of those trapped - and their rescuers - had emerged safely from the caves.

That includes the four Thai Navy Seals that had gone in, who were pictured afterwards looking suitably badass.

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Credit: PA

Giving a thumbs up to the camera, dressed head-to-toe in black with sunglasses, they look more like something out of a Mission Impossible film than a real-life rescue operation - we're waiting for Tom Cruise to appear on a zip line behind them.

Posting the photo to the official Thai Navy Seals Facebook page, the photo was captioned: "All 4 Thai Navy SEALs came out safely."

Many people commented to congratulate the Seals on their work, while also paying homage to Saman Kunont, the former Navy Seal who sadly died during the rescue attempt after running out of oxygen in the tunnel.

One person wrote: "Bless you all for such an amazing rescue! Thank you!Best wishes and prayers to everyone involved in bringing everyone out of that cave alive and well. And to the Wild Boars a speedy recover! To your fallen Seal, may he Rest In Peace."

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Credit: PA

Another commented: "Well done! Let the celebrations begin! At the same time, my condolences to the family of the Seal who died. May he rest in peace."

Someone else said: "Fantastic News hugecongratulations, but I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your colleague Saman, may he rest in peace. The world has been with you!"

Over the course of three round trips, the expert divers helped the boys and their coach navigate their way through some terrifyingly narrow passageways and guided them out of the cave. Some of the tunnels were so narrow that oxygen tanks had to be removed from their backs.

After news broke that all of the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach had been rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex, the Seals LADs took to social media to share their happiness, writing: "We don't know if this is a miracle, science, or what. All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave."

Round of applause for these heroes - and, of course, condolences for the family and friends of Saman Kunont.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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