Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

For the past 10 days, she has been volunteering at the media centre near the cave helping to translate press briefings.

Portuguese club Benfica have also invited the boys and their coach to spend an all-expenses-paid week at its training academy.

"They have become the world's kids".

Musk, working with teams from SpaceX, toiled through the weekend at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, to design, build and test an aluminum rescue pod - continuing the effort well after the first set of boys were rescued on the other side of the world.

The submarine is named "Wild Boar" after the name of the football team. They were missing for nine days before being discovered by British divers last week.

The chant also greeted the head of the rescue mission Narongsak Osottanakorn as he entered a press conference three hours later to the glow of local and global media spotlights.

Wat Rong Khun (aka the White Temple) in the city of Chiang Rai, in Chiang Rai province. The boys' ordeal has captivated the world's attention.

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Divers extracted the team in a high-risk mission inside the flooded passageways.

"If you take a step back and you look at it ... it's not about boundaries, it's not about race or religion", Oupra said. USA military personnel also helped.

Osatanakorn stepped down as the governor of Chiang Rai during the rescue operation, but remained its commander.

The rescue mission to extract the boys and their coach from the cave began early Sunday morning and concluded on Tuesday afternoon, after several voyages into the flooded passage.

Amporn Sriwichai, an aunt of rescued coach Ekkapol Chantawong, was ecstatic.

The boys and their coach have now all been taken to hospital after the three-day evacuation that was a battle against heavy, predicted rain.

Students celebrate in front of Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital, where the 12 football players and their coach rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex are being treated, in Chiang Rai on Wednesday.

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

"When I saw the diver and the kid on the horizon, I still didn't know if it was a casualty or if it was a kid so I was very scared", said Ivan Karadzic, one of the rescuers inside the cave.

"I can not understand how cool these small kids are, you know?" Their rescue was followed a few hours later by the safe return of a medic and three SEAL divers who had stayed for days with the boys in their cramped, dry refuge.

They also said that the rescued boys will need counselling to overcome the psychological trauma. All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave.

Wassana Saebaew lives in Myanmar and each day crosses the border to go to school in Mae Sai, Thailand. They were able to obtain water dripping inside the cave.

"He was an integral part of the rescue attempt", said Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop who added that the doctor was internationally renowned for his cave rescue expertise. "I want to cheer them on, I want to tell them how anxious I've been".

But soon after the rescue reached its successful climax on Tuesday, Dr Harris' father Jim passed away in what his boss and colleague at Adelaide's medical retrieval service said was a "complete, unexpected shock".

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