A team of Thai and worldwide divers extracted eight of the boys Sunday and Monday using a complex system that involved laying out oxygen canisters at regular intervals to guide them out of the flooded cave.
Tuesday's rescue took nine hours in total, from the time the divers entered the cave to bringing out the boys and their coach.
The first boy to emerge from the cave complex on Monday was seen on a stretcher just before 4:30 pm local time.
"All are safe", they added, signing off with what has become their trademark "Hooyah" to celebrate the successful extractions of the other boys over the previous two days. All have now been transferred to hospital.
He also told reporters that the first four boys who were rescued are now able to eat normal food.
The rescue process started at 10am local time on Sunday and involved 13 global divers and five Thai navy seals, who were referred to as "an all-star team" by NarongsakOsatanakorn, who is the Governor of Chiang Rai province and head of the joint command centre coordinating the rescue. The route, in some places just a crawl space, had oxygen canisters positioned at regular intervals to refresh each team's air supply.
Nearly all of the rescued were flown in helicopters, then driven in ambulances to a Chiang Rai hospital.
Divers walk inside Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach are trapped inside a flooded cave, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 7, 2018. The cave where the group went missing stretches nearly ten kilometers, it has several entrances and exits, as well as large chambers, where the group members found shelter from the rising waters caused by a rainy season downpour.
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Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers.
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All twelve boys and their soccer coach have been successfully rescued from a Thai cave complex after an 18-day ordeal that gripped the world.
Simmee Oupra has volunteered as a translator for the past 10 days at the press centre near the cave where 12 young boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for nearly three weeks. Medical experts say they are in high spirits and generally healthy.
Musk has offered a "kid-sized" submarine, named Wild Boar after the kids' soccer team, to help in the rescue operation.
Authorities did not reveal the identity of the boys as they were brought out.