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Rescued schoolboys are moved from a Royal Thai Police helicopter to an ambulance Rescued schoolboys are moved from a Royal Thai Police helicopter to an ambulance
Herman Weaver | 12 July, 2018, 14:39

The youngest, 11, appeared asleep under a crisp white sheet.

Coach Ake, as he is known, is the assistant coach who was with the 12 boys in the caves, and was the last person to be rescued.

Divers who took part in the operation said the boys were heavily sedated to avoid anxiety as they went through the dark, narrow, underwater passageways.

Parents watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, their faces vivid with emotion.

Chaiwetch Thanapaisal is director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

The complex, three-day rescue saw four boys emerge on Sunday, four on Monday, and the final four boys plus their coach on Tuesday.

Two of the first group had lung infection as well, and will need medicine for the next seven days. Three boys from the last group saved have ear infections.

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world. At least one publisher told the paper that she'd be interested in reading a manuscript that includes details about the boys' coach, a former monk who reportedly taught the children meditation in the cave and gave up his limited supply of food and water so they could have more. "I want to say thanks to those who rescued my boy". "The coach was the one to choose".

Twelve boys and Mr Ekkapol entered Tham Luang cave on June 23 and were trapped inside by high floodwater.

The 18-day ordeal riveted much of the world - from the terrible news that the 13 were missing, to the first flickering video of the huddle of anxious yet smiling boys when they were found by a pair of British divers almost 10 days later.

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The incredible rescue has been deemed a miracle by many, but the operation wasn't without tragedy.

The rescue sparked jubilation with Thais heaping praise on the rescue team of foreign and local divers as the triumphant tagline "Hooyah" pinballed across social media.

"Harry's given his all, his family have given the support and we've given the support as well as an organisation", he said. "Everyone worked together without discrimination of race or religion as the ultimate goal was to save the youth football team".

While most users did not state why they picked on Scarlett Johannson, the reason behind it is likely due to her controversial lead role in 2017 film The Ghost in The Shell, which is based on the Japenese Manga of the same name.

The method was extremely risky, but dwindling oxygen levels in the cave and fears of more monsoon rains to come made a decision urgent.

However, not all of the recuse mission was a success.

Police officers took photographs of each other at the massive cave entrance, as pumps continued to suck out huge volumes of water.

Harris was supposed to be on holiday when the British diving team leading the rescue effort requested his expertise.

The boys lost about two kilograms each the doctors said, or about 4.4 pounds.

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