Thailand turning cave into museum about soccer team's rescue

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They will remain in hospital in the nearby city of Chiang Rai for a week, followed by a week's recuperation at home.

"I want to say thanks to those who rescued my boy".

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 Wild Boars players are now recovering at a hospital in Chiang Rai.

Described in a South Australia Ambulance Service statement as a "quiet and kind man" who "didn't think twice about offering his support on this mission" Harry, as he is known, was lauded for his work in throughout the rescue period.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asked that the boys be given time to recover. They will soon be able to meet them in person, but only while wearing protective clothing to reduce the risk of infection.

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

He said: 'The important thing is... personal space.

That gutsy determination was on display today in a video taken from the hospital isolation ward.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach are now being assessed in hospital.

"Don't need to worry about their physical health and even more so for their mental health", said Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

Public health inspector Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong said the boys and their coach "took care of themselves well in the cave". Three of the boys are being treated for minor lung infections.

Released on the Thai Navy SEALs Facebook page, the clip showed the boys being stretchered to freedom while wearing wetsuits and diving gear.

Earlier on Wednesday, the head of the Thai Navy Seals told the BBC that "hope became reality" with the rescue of the boys and their coach from the Tham Luang cave.

The worldwide bid to extract the team garnered attention from around the world after the team found themselves trapped on June 23 when they entered the cave after practice and were blocked by floodwaters. They were found by a pair of British divers almost 10 days later, huddled on a small, dry shelf just above the water, smiling with relief but visibly skinny.

The group were led out in three batches by a team of 13 global divers flanked by the Thai Navy SEALs, who greeted each successful rescue with a "Hooyah" on their Facebook page.

"The bravery and heroism I've witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us", said CEO and co-founder Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand part-time and was on the scene of the rescue.

The second group of boys rescued has been given approval to see their parents through glass, but the third group are still undergoing tests, he said. "Everyone worked together without discrimination of race or religion as the ultimate goal was to save the youth football team".

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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