Hollywood producers fight over film rights for Thai cave rescue

Linh Pham  Getty Images The last rescued schoolboys and their coach arrives to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital

There is ongoing interest in the boys' condition, with news agencies from across the world cramming into Chiang Rai hospital.

Meanwhile, doctors said the boys they saved have so far not shown any significant ill effects from their ordeal as rescuers head home.

Volanthen praised the entire worldwide rescue team, which included 90 of the best scuba divers from around the world, for saving the group, who became trapped when monsoon rains struck on June 23 and flooded their exit.

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His incredible efforts drew special praise from the leader of the rescue mission, acting Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotanakorn.

Mr Volanthen also paid tribute to Thai navy diver Saman Kunan, who died while replenishing oxygen canisters, saying his death was an "absolute tragedy" and brought a "bittersweet" taste to an otherwise "excellent" operation.

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.

Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Tuesday said the boys were given a "minor tranquiliser" to keep them calm.

He's got a very bouncy Australian accent and they [the rescued boys] seemed to find that quite relaxing and reassuring.

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In the footage divers and the rescue team are working inside the cave guided by torches.

Much of the rescue team was still inside the cave when the main pump failed, triggering a flood of water.

They survived on snacks they brought with them and by drinking water running down cave walls, authorities said. "This mission was successful because of cooperation from everyone", he said.

Despite spending days in the dark, dank, cave health officials said the boys - who are aged 11 to 16 - are in good physical and mental health and eating normal food. "Most of the boys lost an average of 2 kg", Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector for Thailand's health department, told reporters.

The saga of the "Wild Boars" gripped the world, with the lives of the group hanging in the balance as the threat of heavy rain injected urgency to an already perilous extraction bid.

"The favourable outcome that has been achieved is nearly beyond our imagination when we first became involved", they said.

Derek Anderson, a 32-year-old rescue specialist with the US Air Force based in Okinawa, Japan, said the dozen boys and their coach were "incredibly resilient".

Rescuers had weighed up several options to save the boys, including keeping them in the cave through the months-long monsoon season. That ultimately proved not to be an option when oxygen levels within the tunnels dropped to unsafe levels.

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