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Thai cave rescue site to become tourist attraction

Thai cave rescue site to become tourist attraction

All 12 boys were recently evacuated from Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand's longest cave, where they had been trapped inside with their soccer coach since June 23.

"The Dispatch reports that an article on the Nation News Network website in Thailand said Narongsak was "one of the knights in shining armor" during the rescue", helping to launch rescue efforts when the team was first trapped.

In this photo taken from video released by Thailand government, family members watch the rescued boys through a window at the Chiang Rai hospital in northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Members of the Wild Boars soccer team, ranging in age from 11 to 16, entered the cave with their coach during dry weather.

To get through flooded areas, the children were strapped to a rescue diver and guided through.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that the children were sedated and placed on stretchers to prevent them from panicking during the rescue mission from the Tham Luang cave complex.

"Some of them were asleep, and some of them were wiggling their fingers, kind of groggy, but they were breathing".

"Early this morning Harry's father passed away here in Adelaide. after they had all come out of the cave", said Dr Andrew Pearce, of rescue service MedStar in the Australian city, where Dr Harris, also known as Harry, is a specialist.

Although the boys spent nine days without food and more than two weeks in the dark, damp cave, they seem to be in good health.




Said the SEAL Navy commander: "It was hard but we had to keep fighting".

Junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Tuesday said the boys had been given a "minor tranquilliser" to prevent anxiety during the complex extraction bid.

British divers found them, hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside it, on Monday last week.

It emerged last night that the pumps draining water from the cave dramatically failed shortly after the final boy was rescued. "This mission was successful because of cooperation from everyone", he said. But as a whole, "everybody is doing well", Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, told reporters at Wednesday's news conference.

The group was trapped in the cave by rising water and rescued in a dramatic operation that captivated the world.

Teacher Kru Nice says 14-year-old Adun Sam-On has always been a leader, despite the fact he doesn't have his parents with him or even an official home.

Nurses chatted with them and the boys responded with the customary Thai sign of respect - hands pressed together while bowing the head.

But they were prodded into the unsafe task of bringing the team through submerged chambers and claustrophobic passages as oxygen levels in the cave plummeted and rains menaced.