All the members of the Wild Boars soccer club are recovering in hospital in Chiang Rai after being stranded in the flooded Tham Luang cave complex for more than two weeks. This was their first chance to say hello to the outside world.
- The first clips of the Thai soccer team recovering in hospital have been broadcast at a celebratory press conference.
- They can be seen wearing face masks and hospital gowns in their sterilized unit.
- Their parents can also be seen waving to them on the other side of a glass window.
- Watch the videos below.
Thai officials have shown the first videos of the soccer team recovering in hospital after their dramatic escape from a flooded cave complex.
Members of the Wild Boar soccer team can be seen wearing face masks and hospital gowns in separate beds in a sterilized ward, in a series of videos shown at a press conference on Wednesday evening and published by Thai PBS.
The boys were waving and pressing their palms together in a prayer-like fashion, which is a Thai greeting.
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Their family members can also be seen waving to the boys through a glass window. Some of them can be seen crying as they see the children.
Wild Boars' parents visit them at Chiang Rai hospital Wed afternoon, overwhelmed by emotions. Many wave to their children, some cry. Doctor confirms everyone is healthy. So are Thai SEALs https://t.co/6JUKDRlUqS pic.twitter.com/2vGQ4W3CGB
— Pichayada P. (@PichayadaCNA) July 11, 2018
The last members of the team were pulled out on Tuesday evening after a three-day mission to extract them from the Tham Luang cave network.
The 12 boys and their coach each lost an average of 2 kg (4.4 lbs) in the 17-day ordeal, but are generally in good health and have shown no signs of stress, health officials said on Wednesday.
The team has a long recovery ahead, with porridge to eat, quarantine, and limited entertainment.