Thailand cave rescue to be turned into Hollywood movie

First images emerge of boys rescued from Thailand cave

First images emerge of boys rescued from Thailand cave

The boys were described as generally being in normal condition in a Chiang Rai hospital Thursday, though their levels of recuperation varied because they were removed from the cave over three days. All 12 boys are being kept away from family members to prevent them from catching infections.

But Chaiyananta, whose job was to help transfer the kids along between chambers two and three, said they were all "sleeping" on the harrowing journey out.

A cave complex in Thailand where 12 schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks before they were safely brought out will be turned into a museum to showcase the rescue, the head of the operation said on Wednesday.

Some of the rescued boys in hospital.

The boys were reportedly sedated though there have been conflicting reports about the kind of medicine they received, with some saying they got anti-anxiety medication to keep them calm while Peeranarong said some of them had been fully sedated. The footage also depicts one of the boys flashing a victory sign and their parents crying and waving at the children from behind a glass partition. "I have to praise the coach who took care of the footballers very well", Lertvirairatanapong said. Relatively mild weather and a massive effort to pump out water created a window of opportunity.

The Adelaide doctor was the last man out of the cave after the daring mission. Among them was Australian doctor Richard Harris. "All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave", the Thai Navy SEAL team that led the rescue posted on Facebook after completing its mission, Reuters reported.

"This is clearly a time of grief for the Harris family, magnified by the physical and emotional demands of being part of this week's highly complex and ultimately successful rescue mission".

"The situation went beyond just being a rescue mission and became a symbol of unity among mankind", he said.

Myanmar-born Adul Sam-on, 14, was the only member of the boys' football team able to communicate with British divers during the recent Thai cave rescue. "Without him, in this operation, I don't think we could have succeeded".

Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who oversaw the rescue operation, said the boys should not be blamed for their near tragedy.

Meanwhile, reports say the boys and the coach were sedated to stop them panicking during the risky rescue.

During the roughly nine-hour rescue operation, the boys were underwater for four to six hours, according to Jedsada Chokedamrongsook, the permanent secretary of the Thai Health Ministry.

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