Bangkok, July 11: The Thailand government has released a video of teens, who were rescued from a cave complex after remaining trapped for 17 days, recuperating in a hospital. The 13 trapped included 12 teenagers who were part of a football team and their 25-year-old coach.
The boys have been kept in a quarantine as they might have contracted infection because of drinking brackish water in the cave. As per reports, three of the twelve school boys who were rescued from the flooded cave have contracted lung infections. According to health officials, the soccer teammates lost weight during the 18 days they were trapped but are otherwise in good health.
Here are the videos of boys in the hospital:
Elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs extracted the final batch of four boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, on Tuesday afternoon via a treacherous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels, said reports.
The football team named Wild Boars entered the complex cave system after they had entered it on June 23 for the purpose of exploration but got stranded after sudden flooding caused by heavy rain blocked the exit. They were located by some British divers on July 3 and were trapped inside for over two weeks now.