Thai Cave Rescue Movie in Early Stages of Development

Carla Harmon
July 11, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association also offered condolences to the family of the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died saving the boys and expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation".

On Tuesday, the final members of the team were brought out to complete the rescue, and the news has been welcomed across soccer.

However, ex-Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan died during the rescue effort. "[And] also honor all of the people involved".

Musk floated a plan on Twitter on Friday that could help rescue the boys and said engineers from his companies would travel to Thailand on Saturday.

The boys spent the time regaining their strength with food and drink and learning to dive for the unsafe mission, while rescuers pumped as much water as possible from the lengthy network of caverns.


Located a kilometre under the surface, the boys and their coach survived without food for 10 days.

After divers brought out four of the boys Monday evening, authorities indicated the rescue operation would continue for a third day.

Thai soldiers relay electric cable deep into the Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Chiang Rai on June 26, 2018 during a rescue operation for a missing children's football team and their coach.

Eight boys were brought out on stretchers over the first two days - four on Sunday and four on Monday.

As the 12 soccer players and their coach emerged from a Thailand cave after a more than two-week ordeal, there is already a movie in the works.


The remaining four boys and the 25-year-old head coach were rescued around Tuesday afternoon local time and were taken to a local hospital. So far, their families have seen them through a glass barrier.

He said two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling".

Each round trip took around 10 hours on average, but the final day of mission was fastest, with the last five confirmed out in about nine hours. Musk appeared to deliver the submarine to the rescuers in Thailand, tweeting that he would leave it "here in case it may be useful in the future", adding, "Thailand is so lovely".

Elon Musk says he has visited the flooded cave in northern Thailand where a youth soccer team became trapped and has left a mini-submarine there for future use.

Mr Karadzic, who the BBC reported was stationed near a hard stretch of the cave about halfway along the escape route to replace oxygen tanks and help guide people through, said the rescue workers had feared the worst. They're under quarantine because of risk of infection. The hospital has sent test samples from the boys to a lab in Bangkok.


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