Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Boys Rescued from Thai Cave in Good Health

Boys Rescued from Thai Cave in Good Health

An ambulance transporting alleged members of the children's football team approaches the hospital in the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai on July 10, 2018 after being rescued in Tham Luang cave.

The team, three of whom have lung infections, will now need to be monitored in the hospital for seven days and rest at home for another 30 days.

The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks.

Boys rescued from the Thai cave wearing masks and resting in a hospital in Chiang Rai.

The movie would comparable to the 2015 film "The 33" starring Antonio Banderas, detailing the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for over three months.

The first footage of the Thai boys in hospital has been released.

"Some of them were asleep, some of them were wiggling their fingers". That's good news for the boys who had said they were looking forward to fried rice with basil.

At another, they watch on as a stretcher hangs from a rope on a pulley system above their heads.

They were found by British divers after nine days, and were eventually rescued days after in an operation that involved dozens of divers and hundreds of other rescue workers.

The members of the "Wild Boars" team, aged 11-16, had no experience in scuba diving, and the death of an ex-Navy SEAL who had helped install oxygen tanks in preparation for the rescue underscored the dangers of the mission.


Much of the rescue team was still inside the cave when the main pump failed, triggering a flood of water.

"As you can imagine from what's been in the media all week it is not a holiday that Harry has been on", Pearce said.

The authorities had previously denied the children were drugged but Prayut Chan-o-Cha confirmed that they had been given an anxiolytic "to make them not excited, not stressed".

"This is clearly a time of grief for the Harris family, magnified by the physical and emotional demands of being part of this week's highly complex and ultimately successful rescue mission".

"From our assessment, they are in good condition and not stressed".

Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, a health department inspector, earlier told reporters one from the last group rescued on Tuesday had a lung infection and they were all given vaccinations for rabies and tetanus.

Outside experts have said the group identity of the soccer teammates and their youth would aid their ability to recover.

"It's really a miracle", she said.

But they were prodded into the risky task of bringing the team through submerged chambers and claustrophobic passages as oxygen levels in the cave plummeted and rains menaced.

The group were led out in three batches by a team of 13 worldwide divers flanked by the Thai Navy SEALs, who greeted each successful rescue with a "Hooyah" on their Facebook page.

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