Thai Soccer Team Members Recuperate in Hospital After Cave Rescue

Footage has emerged showing members of the Wild Boar youth soccer team recuperating in Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh Hospital after they were rescued on July 10 from a cave system where they had been trapped for 17 days.

This footage shows a glimpse at the boys in their beds, as well as teary-eyed parents and other relatives waving at them from behind a nearby glass wall. Family members were not allowed to enter the hospital room in order to prevent infection.

The 12 boys and their coach, Ekkapol Ake Chantawong, were confirmed to be physically healthy, with only three of the boys treated for minor pneumonia. According to a press release on the Thailand Government Public Relations Department website, most are expected to be discharged after a week.

The Wild Boars and their coach were rescued on July 10 after becoming trapped in the cave since June 23. One former Navy SEAL diver, Saman Gunan, died during the rescue operation on July 6. Credit: Thailand Government Public Relations Department via Storyful