Thai cave rescue: Officials release 1st video of rescued boys in hospital

Saved! All 12 players, pictured from top left clockwise, Adul Sam-on, 14, Panumas Saengdee, 13, Sompong Jaiwong, 13, Ekkarat Wongsookchan, 14, Pipat Bodhi, 15, Peerapat Sompiangjai, 16, Pornchai Kamluang, 16, Prajak Sutham, 14, Chanin Wiboonrungrueng, 11, Mongkol Boonpiam, 14, Nattawut ‘Tle’ Takamsai, 14 and Duangpetch Promthep, 13

Daily Mail

It had previously been reported that the initial strategy of rescuing the strongest first had been changed before the rescue operation began, after a health assessment of the football players.

A specialist doctor visiting the group on the ledge deep inside the cave had determined that some of the weakest children may not make it unless they were brought out first.

Today, Navy SEALs commander, Rear Adm. Apakorn Youkongkae said the football coach had been the one to made the call.

‘I haven’t asked the coach yet why he chose that order,’ he said. ‘The coach was the one to choose.’

ABC News

Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, Thai military sources who were directly involved in the operation told ABC News.

The system, which had pumped hundreds of millions of gallons of rainwater out of the cave over the past 18 days, gave out soon after rescuers extracted the coach and the four Thai Navy Seals who had volunteered to stay with them. Thai SEALs and support teams, who were carrying air tanks from the third to the second chamber of the labyrinthine cave, soon noticed the waters rising. The third chamber filled, then the second and then the first, as crews scrambled to avoid the kind of cave flooding that had trapped the soccer team on June 27, according to Thai military sources.

 

 

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6 Responses to Thai cave rescue: Officials release 1st video of rescued boys in hospital

  1. lovely says:

    Oxygen was down to 11%. Wow!

    Seems that the dive was their only option with three of the boys having pneumonia getting and keeping the whole crew healthy for months on end would have been nothing short of miraculous.

    Bravo, to their rescuers.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Gil says:

      They had just enough time. Almost nothing left and its incredible that they did make it out. I am glad they sedated some of the kids. I think they would have panicked. Any word if theyll close the entrance?

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  2. lovely says:

    No mention of the coach which I find odd.

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      “Today, Navy SEALs commander, Rear Adm. Apakorn Youkongkae said the football coach had been the one to made the call……………..‘I haven’t asked the coach yet why he chose that order,’ he said. ‘The coach was the one to choose.’” And, he was mentioned in the video, but it would have been easy to miss.

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