Rescued Thai soccer players celebrate from hospital beds in newly released video

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe", the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page. He lauded the cooperation between Thai and worldwide rescuers.

Thai cave boys pictured happy and well in hospital.

According to a document released by the Thai authorities, the plan was that two divers would accompany each of the boys, who were being brought out in groups.

The SEALs, who Dr Harris worked alongside for much of the 18-day rescue operation, issued a statement on Wednesday night (local time) thanking the South Australian for his incredible efforts.

Former Navy seal Chaiyananta Peeranarong said: "Some of them were asleep, and some of them were wiggling their fingers, kind of groggy - but they were breathing. My job was to transfer them along".

Junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Tuesday said the boys had been given a "minor tranquilizer" to prevent anxiety inside the narrow, twisting passages, many of which were submerged.

Nurses chatted with them and the boys responded with the customary Thai sign of respect - hands pressed together while bowing the head.

The team members and their coach were trapped about 2 1/2 miles into the system of caves with little food, shelter, or light - something the teams responsible for treating the boys are taking into careful consideration.

"Our condolences to Doctor Richard Harris, one of the leading rescuers whose father just passed away hours after his rescue mission had been completed", the statement read.

The first eight boys brought out were doing well and were in good spirits at the hospital.

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Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector for Thailand's health department, gave reporters an update on the boys' health on Wednesday.

They discovered the group on a ledge surrounded by water after nine days trapped underground.

A video of the rescue operation inside the cave was shown to the media during the press conference.

It could be at least a week before they can be released from the hospital, he said.

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

Thailand's decision to dive the boys out despite their weak condition and lack of diving experience was made when a window of opportunity was provided by relatively mild weather. "They walk from chamber three to mouth of the cave".

Federation Internationale de Football Association also offered condolences to the family of the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died saving the boys and expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation".

The Wild Boars soccer team and their coach are expected to spend a week in hospital.

As members of the evacuation team became increasingly familiar with the treacherous complex of Tham Luang, the evacuation operation reportedly became smoother and faster as days went by.

In some phases they were guided by two divers.

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