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Acting governor of Chiang Rai Narongsak Osatanakorn led the operation

Acting governor of Chiang Rai Narongsak Osatanakorn led the operation

Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, told a news conference involving officials involved in the rescue that "everyone is strong in mind and heart".

CHIANG RAI, July 11 -The boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous pathways, a former Thai Navy SEAL who was the last diver to leave the Tham Luang complex told AFP today.

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

The group were taken out in three batches by a team of 13 global divers flanked by the Thai Navy SEALs, who greeted each successful rescue with a "Hooyah" on their Facebook page.

The group entered the cave June 23 but flooding cut off the exit.

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They are in good physical and mental health, say doctors, despite a harrowing 18 days inside the dank, dark cave before a risky rescue operation that was dubbed "Mission: Impossible".

The rescue mission, in which a Thai navy diver died, involved 90 divers who captured the world's imagination as they tirelessly worked to save the boys.

The Brits who discovered them were among the elite divers who flew out after the Thai authorities begged the world for help. "This story has meant so much to me as I have followed it in Thailand this summer", he said in a video posted on the microblogging site.

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Derek Anderson, a 32-year-old rescue specialist with the U.S. Air Force based in Okinawa, Japan, said that at times during the risky rescue, the boys had to be put into harnesses and high-lined across the rocky caverns.

Harris signed off on the health of the boys before each rescue began and did not emerge from the cave until each day's rescue had been completed.

Thailand's decision to dive the boys out despite their weak condition and lack of diving experience was made when a window of opportunity was provided by relatively mild weather. "I don't have any details about when they were being transferred from the cave", he said.

The group had been missing for nine days before they were found huddled inside the cave and survived by drinking water dripping off the stalactites above them.

"This mission was successful because of cooperation from everyone", he said. "You have to ensure when you go in you have a way out", Master Sergeant Anderson said.

Then, with the final divers slowly exiting the cave on Tuesday, the pumps suddenly failed pushing the water level up towards head height in a previously wadeable section of the cave.

At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of divers, cavers and medics who risked their lives to free the "Wild Boars".

"We had a little bit of hope that they might still be alive but we had to do it, we just had to move forward", Rear Adm Arpakorn Yuukongkaew said.

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