Chilean miner 'very emotional' after Thai cave rescue
Chilean miner 'very emotional' after Thai cave rescue
Coach Ekkapol Chantawong has fought malnutrition and exhaustion to keep caring for his beloved Wild Boar boys soccer team
11 July, 2018, 07:28
He said the story touched him partly because his wife grew up with former Sgt. Saman Kunan, who was working as a volunteer alongside rescuers when he died on July 6.
"All 12 "Wild Boars" and coach have been extracted from the cave", the SEALs said in a Facebook post, referring to the boys by the name of their football team. Players from France and England welcomed news of the rescue and sent their best wishes to the "Wild Boars" on Twitter.
"I want to hug them first", said another one of the boys' coaches.
In the last 18 days, what began as a local search for the missing 13 turned into a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help.
Authorities did not reveal the identity of the boys as they were brought out.
Two British divers found the 13 last Monday but the search and rescue operation has largely been driven by Thailand's elite Navy Seal unit.
As each of the boys swam out one-by-one, he was there to give them a medical sign-off and he only left once everybody was out safely.
Despite the heavy rain that fell the night before the third and final rescue, the water levels didn't rise, which meant it was possible for the boys and their coach to walk and wade through a longer distance underground. They were unable to go further because their gear was too large: going beyond chamber three required passing through a hole less than a metre wide.
"We can also confirm that a meeting with the Football Association of Thailand is scheduled to take place in Moscow around the World Cup final".
According to AFP, amid the continuously lowering oxygen levels and monsoon rains threatening to flood the cave above the ledge, rescuers chose to opt for the least-worst option of having divers escort them through the tunnels.
Experts warned that drinking contaminated water or otherwise being exposed to bird or bat droppings in the cave could lead to unsafe infections.
They also said that the rescued boys will need counselling to overcome the psychological trauma.
Eight other boys are now there recovering after being pulled out on Sunday and Monday.
When it was all over, everyone simply wanted to see the boys.
Nevertheless, the boys would remain in quarantine in hospital until doctors were sure they had not contracted any infections from inside the cave.
The boy are likely to watch the match on television, she said. "Congratulations to an outstanding rescue team", said Musk.
A joint statement from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Defence Minister Marise Payne and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said global cooperation was key to the rescue.
The Foreign Affairs Minister confirmed all workers involved in the unsafe rescue mission, including the Australians, were safe and well after she contacted Australia's Embassy in Bangkok overnight. Having completed this section, the boys are then handed over to separate, specialist rescue teams, who help assist them through the remainder of the cave, much of which they can wade through.
"Australia has been proud to work with Thailand and other countries to achieve this extraordinary outcome".
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Another and perhaps more worrying concern was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to risky levels. Osatanakorn said officials did not want to waste time because of intensifying rain that could halt rescue efforts.
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