Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

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

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

The Journal noted that the story of the boys' entrapment and rescue will likely be retold in other media like TV and books in the coming months.

Narongsak said about half of the 13 foreign divers on the crack team of 18 who rescued the boys were British.

Dr Challen has also explored Australia's longest and deepest underwater caves, Cocklebiddy and the Pearse Resurgence, and is one of only a few to dive some of the country's deepest wartime wrecks. He told the Associated Press Wednesday that the boys lost about two kilograms of weight during their time in the cave.

"We were extremely fortunate that the outcome was the way it was. It's important to realise how complex and how many pieces of this puzzle had to come together".

"The important things will be helping each other, returning to school and getting back into their community", said Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Thai Heath Ministry's Mental Health Department.

That gutsy determination was on display Wednesday in a video taken from the hospital isolation ward. Some made the two-finger victory sign from their hospital beds. The youngest boy, 11, appeared to be asleep under a crisp white sheet.

Chaiwetch Thanapaisal is director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

The head of the operation for the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach said Tuesday that the cave complex will be turned into a museum about the rescue. They would then need to recuperate at home for 30 days, he said.

The boys - all members of the same football team - may have been helped during their ordeal by the fact that they were already a unit rather than a group of strangers.

La Liga said it wanted the 12 boys and their football coach, who form the Wild Boars soccer squad, to "watch many of their football heroes in action in person".

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"I started to cry, everybody started to cry", he said.

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

Celebrations will be tinged with sadness over the loss of a former Thai navy diver who died last Friday while on a re-supply mission inside the cave in support of the rescue.

The dramatic rescue operation dominated front-page headlines in Thailand.

'I am inspired by the remarkable global cooperation, ' Mr Turnbull said. "I want to say thanks to those who rescued my boy".

Narongsak Osatanakorn, the official overseeing the rescue operation, said the boys should not be blamed for the near tragedy.

Footage of divers pulling the last boys to safety from the flooded cave.

The fate of the boys has even resonated as far as Russian Federation, where soccer's World Cup is reaching its final stages.

The group became trapped in rising floodwaters and were found nine days later emaciated and disheveled on a muddy ledge, with water lapping ominously below.

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