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Thai cave rescue: Journalist detained for drone stunt

Ekkapol Chantawong and the Moo Pa soccer boys who he hoped to help become professional athletes Ekkapol Chantawong and the Moo Pa soccer boys who he hoped to help become professional athletes
Stacy Diaz | 11 July, 2018, 02:59

Foreign and Thai Navy SEAL divers practised with them near the muddy embankment where the young footballers were found nine nights after walking into Tham Luang on June 23.

Cave-diving experts had warned it was potentially too risky to dive the youngsters out.

Scott, who's married to a Thai woman and spends three months a year in Thailand, said they are not pressing people over the interviews.

The mission wasn't entirely successful, however.

A medic and all navy SEAL divers had also left the cave safely, said chief of the rescue mission Narongsak Osottanakorn.

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters A Royal Thai Police helicopter carrying rescued schoolboys lands at a military airport in the northern province of Chiang Rai July 8, 2018. Those evacuated so far have been taken to hospital in Chiang Rai for treatment and observation. "It's called anxiolytic, something to make them not excited, not stressed".

Some of the children rescued even had a typical kid's request at the hospital after being trapped without food for so long - bread with chocolate spread. However, eight boys have been brought to safety during the last two days and the remaining five are expected to be brought out today.

Rescuers had planned to keep the team where they were until they could find a safe way to get them out - keeping them supplied until the rainy season ended in October was a possibility. "We wish them all the best for the future".

"It could be at least seven days before they can be released from hospital, Jesada told a news conference".

The rescued boys are being quarantined in case any of them contracted infections while inside the cave.

It was clear doctors were taking a cautious approach. "We can see that everything is ok as they're eating well", he said.

In 2010, Man United hosted a group of miners from Chile who spent nearly 10 weeks underground before being rescued.

"If this place had a roof, the morale has gone straight through it", he said.

President Donald Trump congratulated the Thai SEALs on Twitter.

Simmee Oupra has volunteered as a translator for the past 10 days at the press centre near the cave where 12 young boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for nearly three weeks. "Such a lovely moment - all freed, great job!" he wrote.

Pictures from Tuesday: The unprecedented mission to evacuate the "Wild Boar" football team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave entered its end game on Tuesday as rescuers said they will guide the remaining four boys and their coach to freedom.