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World Thai cave rescue: Who are the boys at the centre of Thailand's dramatic cave rescue?

00:31  12 july  2018
00:31  12 july  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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who know caving who would not agree that these are the right guys in the right place," Andy vice chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council, who has been in contact with them since they The boys and their coach were trapped a long distance into the flooded cave . He said that they described

The plight of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a Thai cave captivated the world's attention.© Provided by ABC News The plight of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a Thai cave captivated the world's attention. Twelve Thai boys and their assistant soccer coach have been the focus of the world's attention since they first went missing 18 days ago.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach had been exploring a cave in Thailand after soccer practice when they became trapped inside by monsoon flooding.

It took a mammoth international rescue effort to finally free them, with the boys having to swim and dive through tight and dark passages.

So who are the brave members of the Wild Boars soccer team?

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Twelve Thai boys and their assistant soccer coach have been the focus of the world' s attention since they first went missing 18 days ago. But who are the brave Wild Boars?

The first four rescued team members were at the hospital, officials said. The harrowing operation to rescue a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand took 18 So last week, she volunteered for five days at the rescue center , delivering drinking water to soldiers and

Who are the boys?

Titan (Chanin Vibulrungreung)

Age: 11

Titan is the youngest in the team and has reportedly been playing football since the age of seven.

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Rescue workers moved air tanks near Tham Luang Cave on Sunday. The canisters are key to the rescue Adul was the boy who spoke to British divers in English in the video that announced to the world Many family members have spent every day and night at the command center near the cave

"Mum and dad, don't worry about me please, I am fine. Please tell P'Yod, get ready to take me to fried chicken," he wrote in a letter to his parents.

Mix (Phanumat Saengdee)

Age: 13

Mig is one of the team's defenders and wrote to his parents saying the Thai Navy Seals were taking good care of him.

According to a BBC report, the head coach of the team, Nopparat Kantawong, described Mig as bigger than other children his age, but agile.

Dom (Dwangphech Phromtheph)

Age: 13

Dom is the captain of the Wild Boars team.

He plays striker and dreams of going professional someday, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported he is also popular with girls and sometimes rambunctious.

According to his girlfriend, Nutchanan Ramkeaw, 13, he is afraid of the dark and sees cave trips as a challenge where he can be brave in a group, The Australian reported.

While trapped in the cave, he wrote to his parents saying "please don't forget my birthday".

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Pong (Somphong Jaiwong)

Age: 13

Pong is said to have dreams of becoming a footballer for the Thai national team.

His uncle told The Sun that Pong had been cheering on England in the World Cup and was pictured wearing an England top while waiting to be rescued.

"He's football mad and spends all his spare time playing or watching," he said.

Mark (Mongkhon Bunpeiyem)

Age: 13

He has been described by his teacher as a "very respectful and good child", according to a BBC report.

In his letter to his parents, he asked his mother if she was well at home and told her to let his teacher know that he was fine.

Tern (Nattawut Takhamsai)

Age: 14

Tern told his parents not to worry about him in the letter he wrote them while stuck inside the cave.

The BBC reported that he wrote that he missed his parents and grandparents, but assured them that he could take care of himself.

In turn, his parents replied that they were not angry at him and did not blame him for the ordeal.

Adul (Adun Samon)

Age: 14

Adul was born in Myanmar's self-governing WA state and left his family behind to get a better education in northern Thailand, according to AFP.

Dr Richard Harris and dive partner Craig Challen say thanks after successful dive rescue

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The mission to rescue the boys in the cave has been a Thai -led but truly international effort. Numerous Thai special forces were part of the rescue efforts. Most notable are a doctor - widely identified as Pak Loharnshoon - and three yet-to- be -named divers who volunteered to stay by the

First boys rescued from Thai cave - video. Four boys from a group of 12 children trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been freed in a dramatic Osatanakorn did not name the boys who were rescued first, or reveal the basis on which they were selected. Parents waiting at the cave site did

He is one of at least three boys, as well as their coach Ekkapol Chantawong, who are stateless and sought refuge in Thailand.

Adul speaks English, Burmese, Mandarin and Thai and played an important role in the rescue by acting as interpreter for the British divers.

"No need to worry about us anymore. I miss you all. I really want to get out so much. ❤❤," he wrote to his parents.

Bew (Aekarut Wongsukjan)

Age: 14

Bew is the Wild Boar's goalkeeper.

He told his parents not to worry in his letter, saying "I have been gone for two weeks".

"I will go back and help you with the shop when I can. I will try to go soon," he wrote.

His parents wrote back "Daddy and Mommy miss you. Love you always."

Note (Prajak Sutham)

Age: 15

In his letter, Note told his mother not to worry about him.

"Please tell my teacher I love her. Love you, Mum," he wrote.

RinlineeSombat, who works with Note's father, told the BBC he was a kind boy who takes care of his two-year-old sister, and enjoys playing with her young son.

"He's a smart kid — when you teach him how to fix something in the garage, he'll learn how to do it after just one go," she said.

Nic (Phiphat Photi)

Age : 15

Nick wrote to his parents that it was cold in the cave.

"Mum and Dad I love you, and I love Nong [his sibling] too. If I can get out please take me to eat crispy pork. Love you Mum, Dad, Nong. ❤"

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Media captionFinding the Thai cave boys and getting them out. Twelve boys and their football coach missing in caves in Thailand for nine days have been They are not out yet but this is an uplifting breakthrough after the Thai government threw everything it could at the effort to save these boys ' lives.

The cave is empty again. With the rescued safe, it was time for the rescuers to make their own exit. Two of the boys rescued Sunday are suffering from mild pneumonia, said Dr. Tosthep Buthong, the Adul was the boy who spoke to British divers in English in the video that announced to the world that

Tee (Phonchai Kumluang)

Age: 16

Before the ordeal, Tee had an argument with his girlfriend who did not want him to enter the cave due to unpredictable weather.

Warangkana, 14, told The Wall Street Journal she sent him a series of texts that night asking "Are you back at home?" and "Do you have to be like this when you go to Tham Luang cave?"

The messges became more frantic later that evening, "Where have you guys been? Dom isn't online either."

"Nobody's online."

Night (Phiraphat Sompheiyangjai)

Age: 16

Night reportedly went missing on his birthday and his parents said they were still waiting to arrange his party for him.

"Please get out soon, and stay healthy," one parent wrote to him.

The team was said to have entered the cave to explore and celebrate his birthday.

Assistant coach EK (Ekkapol Chantawong)

Age: 25

Mr Ekkapol, is assistant coach to the Wild Boars soccer team.

He was orphaned at the age of 10 when disease claimed the lives of his parents and young brother.

Until he was 12, Mr Ekkapol was cared for by extended family, his aunt Umporn Sriwichai told The Australian newspaper.

But she described him as a "sad and lonely" little boy, and at 12 he was sent to train as a monk.

His Facebook page is full of photos of him with the boys that his relatives said he loves very much.

Although he led the boys into the cave, the families said their sons were still alive only because of him.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr Ekkapol denied himself food so the boys could have more, and kept them calm by teaching them meditation.

When they ran out of water, he warned the boys not to drink the muddy floodwaters and to sip water dripping from the cave instead.

From the cave, he wrote to apologise to the parents of the trapped boys. They responded, saying "Please don't blame yourself".

"We want you to rest assured that no parent is upset or angry at you. Everybody supports you," they wrote.

"Thank you very much for taking care of our children. You went into the cave with our children and you must get out with them. Take our children and yourself out with safety. We are waiting in front of the cave."

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