First Video Of Thai Boys After The Rescue Shows Them In High Spirits

The boys are currently being quarantined to avoid a risk of infection.

Cover image via Channel NewsAsia/Facebook

A three-day international rescue operation to extract 12 young boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang cave ended on a high note on Tuesday, 10 July

The remaining five trapped in the cave were successfully rescued and brought to the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital for treatment on Tuesday evening, ABC News reported.

Yesterday, 11 July, the first video of the group in recovery was shown at a news conference by rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn

In the video, eight of the 12 young boys can be seen wearing surgical masks and lying on hospital beds in a large room. A few of them showed peace signs and waved to the camera.

The other four boys and their football coach were not in the room at the time.

The boys are currently being quarantined from their parents to avoid a risk of infection and will likely stay in the hospital for a week

One of the boys' parents can be seen shedding tears while several others waved goodbye to their sons through the glass window.

Osottanakorn made assurances that there is no need to worry about the physical and mental health of the 13 'Wild Boars' as they are recovering well

Image via Business Day

According to Channel NewsAsia, he also told reporters that there is no one to blame for the boys getting lost in the cave on 23 June.

"They were children being children, it was an accident," he added.

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