[LISTEN] All 12 boys and soccer coach free after remarkable Thai cave rescue op

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thai cave for more than two weeks have been rescued.

WATCH: John Maytham says Thai cave rescue 'a magnificent story'

The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex which became flooded.

The third phase of the mission to rescue the four remaining boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded Thai cave was successfully completed on Tuesday.

The boys and their coach are being treated at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital and have been placed in quarantine, reports Richard Ehrlich, the Asia correspondent for the Washington Times.

Experts debated how to get the team out for several days before launching the rescue operation on Sunday.

The first four of the boys were brought out on Sunday, tied up to rescue divers, Ehrlich recalls.

Another four were rescued on Monday and the last four boys and the coach were brought out on Tuesday.

LISTEN: Eight boys rescued from Thai cave quarantined at hospital

According to Ehrlich, the boys rescued on Sunday and Monday are in a relatively good state of health.

He says authorities will be monitoring their physical and psychological health very closely in the coming weeks.

It's a happy day all around in this country.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

The earlier boys seem to be doing well. All eight of them have no fever, they are in a good mental state, their vision is good and have high immunity.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

In the very beginning, they didn't know whether these boys and their coach were dead or alive and they didn't know where inside this deep cave they might have gone.

Richard Ehrlich, Asia correspondent for the Washington Times

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