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Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'



The 12 young men safeguarded from an overwhelmed collapse northern Thailand a week ago have talked freely of their trial out of the blue, portraying the "snapshot of wonder" when jumpers discovered them.

Adul Sam-on, 14, the main individual from the gathering who communicates in English, told columnists he could just say "hi" when the British jumpers surfaced.

The young men were caught in the Tham Luang holes for over two weeks.

They cleared out doctor's facility before on Wednesday and are en route home.

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The 12, who are individuals from a lesser football group, the Wild Boars, showed up in their club's unit at a news meeting in Chiang Rai.

They were welcomed by a standard that read "Bringing the Wild Boars Home" on a phase intended to resemble a football pitch.

The young men sat close by individuals from the Thai Navy Seals who helped save them.


One kid depicted how they had lived on water from the stones of the give in. "Water is perfect," he said. "Just water, no sustenance."

Chanin "Titan" Wibrunrungrueang, 11, stated: "I did whatever it takes not to consider nourishment since it would make me hungry."

Great solidarity

By Howard Johnson, BBC News, Chiang Rai

This was a happy news gathering. The primary joke was broken by a Thai Navy Seal jumper as he presented himself: "My name is Baitoey and I'm the most delightful in the surrender."

The room ejected with chuckling. Initially to talk was Adul, the kid who spoke with the British jumpers. He said the mentor requesting that he decipher. His answer: "Chill, I can't comprehend that rapidly!" Cue more attacks of chuckles.

The young men's companions, family and medical attendants from Chiang Rai Hospital were grinning and willing them on from the sidelines. A compere kept up an energetic patter, ensuring nobody was forgotten.

As consideration swung to how they wound up caught, the state of mind in the room turned out to be more calm. The young men listened mindfully as their mentor portrayed finding the rack that protected them.

Whenever Titan, the most youthful of the 12, said he did whatever it takes not to consider sustenance since it just made him hungry, the others roared with laughter - evidence again that even in the most noticeably bad conditions, these young men have a fantastic camaraderie.

The young men disappeared on 23 June and were found by jumpers on 2 July. Naval force Seals at that point brought them sustenance and different supplies.

The gathering depicted how they fortified with their rescuers over seven days, until their last protect.

"We played drafts (checkers)," Titan said. "(Naval force Seal) Baitoey constantly won and he was the ruler of give in."


The group's mentor, Ekapol Chantawong, who was protected with them, paid tribute to Saman Kunan, a previous Navy Seal who passed on amid the task. 

"We are awed that Saman yielded his life to spare us with the goal that we could go and experience our lives. When we heard the news, we were stunned," he said. "We were exceptionally dismal. We felt like... we made misery his family."

Some young men said they would gain from their experience. One guaranteed to be "more cautious and carry on with my life the fullest". Another stated: "This experience encouraged me to be more patient and solid."

The young men are expected to be appointed as Buddhist priests for a brief timeframe, a custom for guys in Thailand who have encountered an adversity.

How did the save unfurl? 

The young men and the mentor got caught when sudden rain obstructed their exit from Tham Luang give in, where they had wanted to spend just 60 minutes.

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Nine days go before the young men were found by two British protect jumpers. It was misty at first how they would be brought out of the overwhelmed give in.

In any case, with more rain expected, an unsafe save was endeavored. Master jumpers guided the young men and their mentor through haziness and submerged paths towards the exit.

Every kid was joined by a jumper who additionally conveyed his air supply. The young men were intensely quieted in front of the safeguard to avoid them freezing.

The young men and their mentor were saved in three phases more than three days.

Every one of the 13 were exchanged to the doctor's facility in Chiang Rai where they got restorative and mental help.

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