The Thai youth soccer team and their coach are recovering well, doctors said, but will remain in hospital to have their physical and mental health monitored closely.
In the first videos since their rescue after 17 days trapped in a flooded cave, the team waved and made peace signs from their beds as loved ones watched outside the glassed-off room.
Details also emerged about the rescue, with the boys sedated and passed on stretchers along the twisting, narrow passageways, and tributes flowed for the international team of rescuers who never gave up in the quest to save the team.
Among those hailed were the divers from the Thai navy Seals. But the unit's chief, Rear-Admiral Arpakorn Yuukongkaew, downplayed his men's efforts when he spoke to The Straits Times.
"We are not heroes. We just did what we could," he said yesterday.
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