Thailand cave rescue: Brit divers who found boys 'deserve George Cross'

12 July, 2018, 20:44 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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The third and final group, including the soccer team's 25-year-old coach, who were all evacuated Tuesday, are taking antibiotics and at least some had lung infections.

Although the boys spent nine days without food and more than two weeks in the dark, damp cave, they seem to be in good health.

Last night a 14-year-old member of the trapped football team was also hailed as a hero.

CHIANG RAI, July 11 -The boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous pathways, a former Thai Navy SEAL who was the last diver to leave the Tham Luang complex told AFP today.

The first footage of the boys, aged 11 to 16, convalescing in hospital in the northern city of Chiang Rai emerged on Wednesday, with some, wearing face masks and hospital gowns, giving peace signs for the camera. The real heroes, he said, were the rescuers. "I'm going to give them a hug", he said.

Now, numerous Thais on social media are saying the boys and their coach should be given citizenship following their ordeal.

"They are not Thai citizens", Weenat told Reuters, adding that officials were checking to see if they qualified for citizenship. Narongsak offered his "deepest condolences" to Dr Harris, whose father has died.

People magazine was granted a sneak peak of ABC News' 20/20 special edition where they discovered one of the boys' mates was holding a vigil by keeping his trapped friend's school seat warm. One of the boys lies on it covered in a metallic, reflective material.


The doctor said three of the boys were being treated for minor cases of pneumonia, but predicted most would be discharged after about a week. They were all also given vaccinations for rabies and tetanus.

While most users did not state why they picked on Scarlett Johannson, the reason behind it is likely due to her controversial lead role in 2017 film The Ghost in The Shell, which is based on the Japenese Manga of the same name. "The children were well taken care of in the cave". He told the Associated Press Wednesday that the boys lost about two kilograms of weight during their time in the cave. Authorities are anxious about the possibility of infections picked up in the cave. A glass wall separates the other parents from their children due to fears of infection.

Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, adding that it would be a "major attraction" for Thailand.

Elon Musk said on Twitter July 4 he was "happy to help" the Thai government in its rescue effort "if there is a way to do so", and continued to post about the rescue mission over the coming days. "You can't blame the coach and you can't blame the kids", Thongchai said.

The complex mission for global and Thai divers to guide the boys and coach through the cave's flooded and tight passageways had riveted people worldwide.

Brainy Adul Sam-on speaks five languages, allowing him to translate for the rescue divers.

It was Adul, the stateless descendant of a Wa ethnic tribal branch once known for headhunting, who played a critical role in the rescue, acting as interpreter for the British divers. 'He loves sports, cycling and football since he was young'.

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