"I want to tell the guys that I miss them and that I want to hug them", Wild Boars teammate Supaghid Pragaihong told news agency Agence France-Presse. "They are children being children, it was an accident", he said.
Many people in Thailand have credited the coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, or Ek as he is known, for keeping the boys safe during the ordeal. "In our country, you have so many friends".
Volanthen and fellow Brit Rick Stanton were the first rescuers to find the boys deep in the Tham Luang cave complex. Without the (Thai navy) SEALs, the officials, and everyone who came and helped, Dom wouldn't be here today.
It's an inspiring story fit for Hollywood: 12 fearless young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks, dauntless rescuers risking life and limb to save the team, a wave of support from dozens of countries as the world watched with bated breath for the rescuers to emerge victorious with the Wild Boars safe in hand. A tearful woman, who said she was from Thailand, presented Volanthen with a box of candy and thanked him for his work in the life-saving mission that captured the attention of the world.
That was British cave diver John Volanthen, who found the boys nine days after they went missing. "The results speak for themselves", he added.
Banphot Konkum, father of 13-year-old Duangpetch Promthep, told The Associated Press his son - better known by his nickname, Dom - said the team members didn't know rain had started falling after they had entered the cave on June 23.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday global members of the rescue team would be given a "Thailand Elite" card worth 500,000 baht ($15,000) with benefits including a 5-year visa in thanks.
Local government workers use a laptop to project newly released video footage of the 12 resued soccer players in Mae Sai, Thailand, on July 11, 2018. Unbelievable", he said. "They looked in good health, but of course when we departed all we could think about was how we were going to get them out.
He said "relief is the word I would use" to describe the moment he and Stanton found the group.
He said: "Initially of course excitement, relief that they were still alive".
Later Thai Navy SEALs posted clips from the painstaking rescue that was carried out in three phases ending Tuesday.
'There is a lot of responsibility, that is all I am prepared to say. He's got a very bouncy Australian accent and they [the rescued boys] seemed to find that quite relaxing and reassuring.
The head of a Thai navy SEAL diving team that helped lead 12 boys and their soccer coach through a flooded cave complex to safety urged the boys on Thursday to "be a force for good" as the dramatic operation wound to a close.
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