Thai cave rescue: Rick Stanton says he is 'not a hero'

One of the giant pumps failed after the last of the boys had been rescued causing water levels in the caves to rise dangerously fast

One of the giant pumps failed after the last of the boys had been rescued causing water levels in the caves to rise dangerously fast

On Monday, July 2, nine days after becoming trapped, a group of divers found the boys 600 yards away from Pattaya Beach, an elevated rock mound within the cave system that is oftentimes used by those inside the cave when flooding occurs.

Italian club A.S. Roma called the rescue "the best football news of the summer", and offered its condolences to the family of former navy diver Samarn Kunan, who died during the rescue mission last week.

Detailed account reveals how the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach nearly became a disaster.

This will be the second time that Ivanhoe Pictures and Jon M. Chu will be teaming up as their first collaboration, Crazy Rich Asians, will be arriving in theaters on August 15.

A video of the boys in hospital was shown at the news conference.

The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23 when monsoon rains filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape.

"The boys' health is improving. relatives can now visit them in close proximity", said Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a health ministry inspector.

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. "Of course, I'm very happy if the boys get Thai nationality, as they will be able to access full citizenship rights".

Wearing face masks and hospital gowns, the young boys pulled from a Thailand cave this week - an event that spread drama worldwide - are seen waving and smiling Wednesday in their first images after their rescues.

The last four boys and their 25-year-old coach were brought to safety on Tuesday.

Retrieving them the team from four kilometres-deep in the cave was a complicated process that resulted in the death of one of the rescue team.

About 40 percent of the boys' journey through the water of at least three hours involved diving and in other parts water was up to the rescuers' chests, Thai Navy SEAL commander Rear Admiral Apakorn Yuukongkaew, told reporters on Wednesday.

Dr. Ken Dunham, a psychiatrist with Novant Health Psychiatric Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Newsweek that the boys should be monitored for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and alcohol abuse, which are the three most common problems affecting people who survive a disaster.

"It was dark so we all had head lamps, and there was one spotlight".

Then the problem became how to get them back out through the tunnels, some completely full of fast-flowing flood water.

Schnauer said he played "a small role" in the rescue efforts but the success of the operation showed what teamwork can achieve. A movie about the Thai rescue could be made for less, Medavoy said, because filming in Thailand is cheaper.

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