Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Rising waters, no air: How Thai cave rescue nearly went wrong

Rising waters, no air: How Thai cave rescue nearly went wrong

"I have to praise the coach who took care of the footballers very well", Lertvirairatanapong said.

The "Wild Boars" football team got stuck inside the cave on June 23 after flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains blocked the entrance.

"That is important so these children can reintegrate little by little into their old environment, because they will be very traumatised and vulnerable".

A screen grab from a July 11 handout video shows boys rescued from the Thai cave wearing masks and resting in a hospital in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Angle warned that if the boys continue to be defined as the kids who were rescued from the cave, it could become the singular characteristic of their identities.

"My job was to transfer them along", he said, adding the "boys were wrapped up in stretchers already when they were being transferred" and were monitored at regular intervals by doctors posted along the kilometres-long escape route.

They were also seen sitting cheerfully in their hospital beds, where they are being kept in isolation until doctors are sure they did not pick up any nasty diseases during more than two weeks in the dark.

But he denied they were knocked out for the miraculous rescue. Thongchai said no one is blaming the coach, the last to be evacuated from the cave, for his decision to take the boys inside for a hike after soccer practice.

Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters today that the entire operation would not have been possible without the unique skills that Harris brought to the mission, though he did not elaborate.

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"The bravery and heroism I've witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us", he said.

The elite Thai Navy Seals who carried out the rescue.

Chaiwetch Thanapaisal is director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

A week later, when British divers found the 13, hungry and huddled in darkness on a bank in a partly flooded chamber about four km (2.5 miles) inside the Tham Luang cave, Anan realized that his team had come just 500-700 meters short of the boys that day. When divers reached them later, they brought additional food, water and blankets.

"I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story", he tweeted on July 11.

AT least two Hollywood production companies are looking into putting the dramatic rescue of the "Wild Boars" soccer team on the big screen but social media is abuzz with the potential whitewashing of the proposed film.

"The favourable outcome that has been achieved is nearly beyond our imagination when we first became involved", they said.

"The presence and support of someone who has had a shared experience of an extreme event will help them deal with the "normal" life waiting for them", Dunham explained.

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