Thailand cave rescue will be turned into a Hollywood movie

Thailand's Tham Luang cave to become museum to showcase boys rescue

The video released by the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, located in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, shows the boys lying and sitting in an isolation ward while wearing face masks and hospital gowns.

The last of the Wild Boars team were brought to the surface on Tuesday.

He lauded the co-operation between Thai and global rescuers.

None of the 12 boys had ever been diving and some did not know how to swim. A former Thai Navy diver lost his life while on a re-supply mission inside the cave to support the rescue.

"Some of them were asleep, some of them were wiggling their fingers".

"He really cares for the boys", he added, of a figure who is emerging as something of a hero for shepherding the children through their ordeal. They survived the nine days before they were found by drinking water dripping from the cave walls, officials said.

The clearest images yet of the murky waters show divers using pulleys, ropes and rubber piping to haul members of the football team to safety.

Thailand's junta chief told reporters on Tuesday that the group had been given a "minor tranquiliser" to help calm their nerves.

But he denied they were knocked out for the miraculous rescue.


A high-risk global mission ensued and the group was eventually rescued. "Be good people, be a force for good for your country", Rear Admiral Apakorn Yuukongkaew, commander of Thailand's navy SEALS unit, said in a message to the boys before boarding a flight from Chiang Rai.

That left 20 or so divers scrambling to flee the rising waters, he said, explaining they narrowly made it out time.

The rescue mission which spanned days was a success after everyone was rescued. He said, "Don't need to worry about their physical health and even more so for their mental health".

The 12 boys and their coach who were saved from a cave in northern Thailand are doing well mentally and physically, a Thai health official has said, amid an outpouring of gratitude for those involved in their rescue.

Closer to home, Chiang Rai locals rejoiced at the odds-upsetting rescue bid.

On the day they were discovered by the British divers, Adul was reportedly the only one on the team who could speak English, and he did a brilliant job in updating the divers with what they needed, including info on how long they've been stuck inside the cave.

"We will sing a song for him", she said.

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

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

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