An emotional reunion was shared on social media after a military physician visited the boys from the youth soccer staff who he had handled whereas they struggled to outlive after turning into trapped inside a community of caves in northern Thailand.
Dr. Pak Loharnshoon of the Royal Thai Army visited the group on Monday whereas they recovered at a hospital in Thailand. In photographs posted to Loharnshoon’s Facebook web page, the boys are proven smiling as every of them provides the physician a hug.
In the identical Facebook submit, Loharnshoon wrote that he was impressed with how “optimistic” and “positive” the boys are even when going through a disaster scenario.
The youth soccer staff, known as the “Wild Boars,” got down to discover a fancy of cave tunnels after soccer observe in northern Thailand in June when a wet season downpour flooded the realm and left the boys trapped inside.
The boys, ages 11 to 17, and their 25-year-old coach managed to outlive for greater than two weeks and are actually recovering on the Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Over the course of their entrapment, the soccer staff captured the eye of the world. Even Elon Musk provided to assist, designing a child-sized submarine that he stated may free the youngsters from their predicament. One diver, a Thai navy seal, Saman Kunan died after coming into the murky waters trying to find the youngsters. Early final week, knowledgeable divers from around the globe joined forces in a race in opposition to the clock to rescue the staff and their coach earlier than extra torrential downpours have been anticipated to hit the realm.
Each boy was pulled to security by means of a maze of slender underwater passageways. When they emerged, no less than two of them confirmed attainable indicators of pneumonia and all of them had low physique temperatures. Medical professionals have been additionally involved that the boys would possibly undergo from an airborne lung an infection known as “cave disease,” which is attributable to bat and hen droppings, Reuters reported on the time.
In his submit, Loharnshoon stated that the well being of the group was significantly better than he had predicted.
According to Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, all the staff must be wholesome sufficient to go dwelling on Thursday and they’ll proceed to obtain care regionally.