The authorities warned that extracting everyone would take several days, because crews had to replace air tanks, gear, and other supplies, requiring ten to twenty hours between each run. Speaking after a weekly Cabinet meeting in Bangkok, the prime minister denied that the young soccer players were tranquilized before being rescued, but he did say that they were given an anxiolytic to relieve anxiety. Trump realDonaldTrump Parents visit hospitalized Thai soccer players The parents of some of the soccer players rescued from a cave in Thailand have been able to visit their children in the hospital, Thai media reported Tuesday. Retrieved 2 July 2018 — via Facebook. And the rescue team had Friday in 38-year-old volunteer Saman Kunan, who lost consciousness as he was bringing oxygen tanks into the cave because he ran out of air underwater. Thai news report from no subtitles Tham Luang Nang Non is a cave complex beneath , a mountain range on the border between and.
Relatives of the missing boys show photos of them after the 12 boys and their soccer coach were found alive. A cylinder with 80% oxygen was clipped to their front, a handle attached to their back and they were tethered to a diver in case they were lost in the poor visibility. In fact, the order was which boy volunteered first. On 6 July, the oxygen level in the cave was detected to have dropped, raising fears that the boys might develop if they remained for a prolonged time. Classmates of one of the boys made for him, while praying for his safe return. Embassy of The People's Republic of China in The Kingdom of Thailand. The team brought rescue equipment including an underwater robot, diving equipment and a three-dimensional imager.
A film, called The Cave, is currently being filmed by Thai-Irish filmmaker , featuring many of the real-life cave divers as themselves. You are very strong, very strong. They had to leave some food supplies behind when fleeing the rising water. Four of the kids were allowed to have their parents enter their rooms, though they were required to wear face masks and stand 6 feet away from the boys, Thai media said. They have been stuck in the cave since June 23 after heavy rains flooded the Tham Luang Nan Non caves in Chiang Rai, a popular tourist attraction in the region. The British Cave Rescue Council headed the cave exploration that eventually found them.
However, an accident to a rescue vehicle injured six people, and the effort was called off. One of the divers on the search team, , spoke to Vox about what it was like trying to find the boys: When I arrived, the entrance looked like the Colorado River, but with mud and with zero visibility, so it was really pulling hand over hand. Such a traumatic experience, experts warn, could affect the boys for the rest of their lives. Upon inspection at the site, however, it was determined heavy-duty pumps could not be used due to unsuitable terrain. With no food and water, they began licking the condensed water on the sides of the cave walls to stay hydrated. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Eventually, he reached Songpon Kanthawong, a 13-year-old member of the team who mentioned he was picked up after practice, and that the rest of the boys had gone exploring in the Tham Luang caves.
Rescuers at first considered teaching the boys basic diving skills to enable them to make the journey. I have great admiration for him. Pure Flix co-founder Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand part of the year, said producers from his company were on the ground interviewing rescue workers for a potential film. On 29 June, Prime Minister visited the search site and told the families of the boys not to give up hope. The Navy, as well as a , had been bringing in food, water, medicine, and diving equipment into the cave. Natthawut Thakhamsong Tern 14 Rescued in first mission. Detailed tests of their eyes, nutrition, mental health and blood were carried out.
Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job! Local schools donated money to help the parents with living costs, as many of them stopped working in order to follow the rescue attempts. After the rescue was completed, the boys' families, the rescue commander, military officials, and the thousands of volunteers gathered at the cave entrance. Shortly afterwards, heavy rains partially flooded the cave, trapping the group inside. Wrapped in and appearing frail, they all said hello to the outside world. But for the 12 boys and their coach, their ordeal is far from over — and the recovery process is only beginning. He also passed on a message in which he apologised for putting the children in danger. Sky's is there and has this latest update.
John Volanthen and Rick Stanton discovered the boys and led the cave diving team. There was one fatality, Saman Kunan, a 37-year-old former who died of on 6 July while returning to a staging base in the cave after delivering. But the relief of those mums and dads will be tempered by the knowledge that nine other families face an anxious wait for the turn of their loved ones to be shepherded through the narrow and murky corridors of the Tham Luang cave complex. The boys were manoeuvred out by the swimming divers who held onto their back or chest, with each boy on either the right or left side of the diver, depending on the guideline; in very narrow spots divers pushed the boys from behind. Onlookers watched as the boys reached the hospital on July 9.
I cannot imagine how mentally strong these children will need to be — Charlie Drake CharleeMarli this visual is simply incredible. He was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant Commander by the of the , an unprecedented rise of seven ranks. Rescuers joined from Australia, Japan, China, Myanmar, and Laos. Meanwhile, policemen with searched the surface above for shaft openings that could provide alternative entrances to the cave system below. In order to drain the water, pumps were delivered. An estimated 10,000 people contributed to the rescue effort, including more than 100 divers, representatives from about 100 government agencies, 900 police officers, 2,000 soldiers and numerous volunteers. Chanthawong took the boys into the cave after a soccer game on June 23 for an in which they would write their names on the cave wall, a rescue diver said.