Thailand cave rescue to get Hollywood treatment

12 July, 2018, 17:00 | Author: Kara Nash
  • Police and military personnel use umbrellas to shield a stretcher near the rescue

Pure Flix co-founder David A.R. White told The Wall Street Journal the company - which was behind the 2014-18 God's Not Dead trilogy - was talking to actors, writers and potential investors.

The water pumps failed, and Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong heard shouts of alarm as the final stage of an unprecedented operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave nearly tipped into disaster.

The 12 youth football teammates who were trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than two weeks are finally out, and now they are being closely monitored in a hospital. The rescuers faced a complicated and unsafe diving mission to free the rest of the team and their coach. He said they must be treated at the hospital for at least seven days. Outside the cave, the mother of one of the boys said she was "glad" for a glimpse of her son. "The cave [has] zero visibility", she said.

Thai rescuers were assisted by an worldwide team comprising experts from China, Australia, the United States of America and Britain.

The treacherous conditions in the cave system were laid bare in the video released by Thai navy Seals yesterday. One of the boys lies on it covered in a metallic, reflective material.

He said the boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16, were "incredibly resilient". They became trapped in the cave, a local tourist spot where similar incidents have taken place in the past, when sudden rainfall flooded its entry on June 23.

Footage released by the SEALs showed parts of the rescue operation that captivated the world. Getting trained divers into the cave was easier than getting untrained kids out.


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

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asked that the boys be given time to recover.

The remarkable mission that claimed the life of one rescue diver but defied the odds otherwise found all 13 members of the Wild Boars soccer team pulled from Tham Luang Cave in relative good health.

"To not receive food, we can still survive for many months but what's necessary is water, which the cave has, and around this time there's a lot in the cave, and they chose clean water to drink", public health inspector Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong said at a press conference.

"FIFA would like to express its great joy at the news of the rescue of the 12 young footballers and their coach", the statement reads. "That shows [the] spirit of [the] parents of the boys that they are also concerned with the health or the well-being of the coach", she said.

The Thai Navy Seals have also published dramatic footage of the operation itself, showing how expert divers navigated the Wild Boar football team through the perilous journey to the surface. "To see all that heroic bravery in the cave, and to get all the divers out, it's just such a touching event and so personal to me".

Now You See Me 2 director Jon M. Chu announced that he will be partnering with Ivanhoe Pictures to make a movie about the rescue, according to Variety.

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