After days of arduous struggle, the Thai football team along with his coach were finally rescued from the flooded Tham Luang Cave. A team of more than 150 soldiers worked together to free the group, an operation which scared even the most seasoned professionals. The twelve boys and their football coach will leave the hospital today, July 18. A government spokesperson informed that “Wild Boars” is ready to interact with the media for the first time before their way back home. It has been further reported that the Thailand soccer team are being discharged a day earlier.
It is nearly a week since the last person of the young Thai soccer team were saved in northern Thailand, that involved a mission that gripped the world’s attention. After being brought out one by one by an international team of diving experts, the boys were under medical treatment in the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, near Myanmar border. The people who witnessed the tragic event and reported every detail of the mission revealed that some of the boys were suffering from pneumonia. However, later the health minister of Thailand confirmed that they were recovering quickly.
The Thai authorities announced the press conference in a hope to satisfy colossal media interest in the boys’ story. They further assured that Wednesday’s news session would be carefully controlled and people will be able to put forward only the approved questions. The arrangements have been done so that boys can continue with their regular lives as decision makers are concerned about the tragic incident and sudden media attention on the young team’s mental health.
The soccer team aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach were trapped after they stepped to explore the Tham Luang Cave complex on June 23. But due to heavy rainfall, the tunnels down the cave were flooded, stuck them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Once the search began initially for over a week, it generated no signs of life, but on July 2, Wild Boars were found reportedly by two British divers. Their missing and three days long rescue mission put the world in stir.