Boys 'tranquilised' for trip out of cave: Rescue diver

A map locating the Tham Luang cave complex

The boys are expected to be kept in hospital for at least a week while their immune systems recover. The rescued boys had not been identified out of respect for the families whose sons were still trapped, officials had said. Lit by several beams of white light, the divers in wet suits and helmets are seen submerging themselves in the water and grabbing on to a metal dive line used to guide them through the winding channels of the six-mile cave.

The boys lost about two kilograms each the doctors said, or about 4.4 pounds.

"We were extremely fortunate that the outcome was the way it was".

"This has been the largest, most complex cave rescue in history".

That gutsy determination was on display Wednesday in a video taken from the hospital isolation ward. He said, "Don't need to worry about their physical health and even more so for their mental health". The children would be in the hospital for up to 10 days, the doctor said, adding that they require 30 more days to recover at home. Three have slight lung infections.

Footage of the remarkable Thailand rescue on Wednesday showed members of the group trapped in a cave being stretchered to freedom whilst seemingly heavily sedated and wearing wetsuits and diving gear.

"The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe", the SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page.

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

They had been exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in northern Thailand on June 23 when heavy rains and rising floodwaters blocked the team's path, leaving the group unable to get out.

Thirteen global cave divers joined five Thai Navy SEALs in the unsafe rescue operation.

Pure Flix Entertainment, an Arizona-based Christian film studio, said it's seeking the movie rights to the harrowing mission to rescue the soccer team and their 25-year-old coach from the flooded cave.

However, ex-Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan died during the rescue effort.

"It is with great sadness that I confirm that Harry's dad passed away last night a short time after the successful rescue operation in Thailand", said Andrew Pearce, head of clinical services at SAAS MedSTAR, where Harris works.

Concerns are already being raised on social media that the movie could be "white-washed", focusing more on the worldwide characters while downplaying the role of Thais.

Here are some of the heroes who took part in the rescue mission. "Everyone worked together without discrimination of race or religion as the ultimate goal was to save the youth football team".

Footage of divers pulling the last boys to safety from the flooded cave. Relatively mild weather and a massive effort to pump out water created a window of opportunity. He said they survived by drinking clean water dripping into the cave.

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