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Thai cave rescue called 'once-in-a-lifetime'; U.S. diver says boys ‘strong’ in will to survive trip

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Photographs by AP/Thai Navy SEALs

An undated photo released Wednesday by Thai navy SEALS shows rescuers holding an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave this week endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour. In places, they were put into harnesses and high-lined across rocky caverns, said a leader of the U.S. contingent involved in the operation, who called it a "once-in-a-lifetime rescue."

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