'We are not heroes', says United Kingdom diver involved in Thai cave rescue

Some of the boys rescued from a Thai cave seen in hospital in Chiang Rai

Some of the boys rescued from a Thai cave seen in hospital in Chiang Rai

The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were sedated and passed on stretchers along the twisting, narrow passageways of the Tham Luang complex, a rescuer said yesterday (July 11) as the first footage emerged of an astonishing mission that has captivated the world.

They were found 10 days later, huddled on a small, dry shelf just above the water, and divers and other global rescuers plotted the complex mission to rescue the team before more rain came.

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But Chaiyananta, whose job was to help transfer the kids along between chambers two and three, said they were all "sleeping" on the harrowing journey out.

Dr Harris decided the order in which the boys could leave the cave, after conducting health assessments determining who needed to leave most urgently.

The soccer team are now recovering at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital.

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.

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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.

But they pressed on and, on July 8, the rescue began.

Mr Stanton declined to answer any medical questions but said: "They were carefully handled".

The last four boys and their 25-year-old coach were brought to safety on Tuesday. A former Thai navy SEAL diver died during the mission. "I want to see the face of my child and embrace him and ask him how he feels and how he's doing". The boys were put in green plastic toboggans and carried through: at some points, there were steep slopes with cascading waters and the rescuers had to use a pulley system to winch them up.

"Some have had muscle infections, cold, flu, and some psychologists have been taking care of them to relieve stress", Health Ministry Inspector Lertvirairatanapong said.

Throughout the 17 day ordeal, elite Thai Navy Seals and other rescue operators were locked in a race against time due to heavy rain and rising water levels.

Schnauer said he played "a small role" in the rescue efforts but the success of the operation showed what teamwork can achieve.

The Canadian, speaking to Reuters a day after the rescue ended, said he had no plans to dive again anytime soon.

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