With Thai soccer team freed, Hollywood gears up for the movie

Angelo Anderson
July 13, 2018

Some of the boys rescued from a Thai cave seen in hospital in Chiang Rai.

Their rescue was particularly treacherous because the boys, aged 11 to 16, had to swim through tight spaces despite having no previous diving experience. "I have to praise the coach who took care of the footballers very well", Lertvirairatanapong said.

Volanthen praised the entire worldwide rescue team, which included 90 of the best scuba divers from around the world, for saving the group, who became trapped when monsoon rains struck on June 23 and flooded their exit.

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

"My job was to transfer them along", he said, adding the "boys were wrapped up in stretchers already when they were being transferred". It showed that many of them appeared to be in good condition.

His parents dropped him off at a Baptist church in the border town of Mae Sai. and the principal of Wiang Phan School, which Sam-on attends, told the Times that he is "the best of the best" and that stateless children often have a "fighting spirit that makes them want to excel".

Initially, authorities thought they faced a reasonably easy task in getting the boy outs, but rescue efforts were quickly thwarted by rain and rising water levels inside the partially flooded passageways. Thongchai said no one is blaming the coach, the last to be evacuated from the cave, for his decision to take the boys inside for a hike after soccer practice.


Described in a South Australia Ambulance Service statement as a "quiet and kind man" who "didn't think twice about offering his support on this mission" Harry, as he is known, was lauded for his work in throughout the rescue period.

Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters the site would ultimately be converted into a museum showcasing the clothes and equipment used during the dramatic rescue.

Isn't that wonderful? The Thai rescue mission has taught us one thing. They will remain in hospital in the nearby city of Chiang Rai for a week, followed by a week's recuperation at home.

"We just needed them to know how to breathe and not panic in the water", he said.

During the roughly nine-hour rescue operation, the boys were underwater for four to six hours, according to Jedsada Chokedamrongsook, the permanent secretary of the Thai Health Ministry. "They have to help each other". "I'm going to give them a hug", he said.

The story of the Thai boys lost and found and finally rescued has all the makings of a Hollywood drama, capped with a happy outcome, and film companies are scrambling to buy their story.

Indeed, it was almost another week before the first of the "Wild Boars" soccer team was brought out of the cave by elite divers who had, with Thai special forces, planned the rescue meticulously - but quickly, as more rains threatened.

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