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All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well from their ordeal and eagerly awaiting a chance to enjoy their favorite delicacies.

The hospital has said that the boys are mostly healthy, aside from some minor infections.

The permanent secretary revealed that the first four boys to be rescued and admitted to hospital on July 8 had returned to generally normal health and had no signs of disease.

THE Australian divers who played a crucial role in the Thai cave rescue have opened up about the dramatic rescue that was "beyond (their) imagination".

Thailand cave diving hero Dr Richard Harris pictured with MEDSTAR Andrew Pearce, wife Fiona and West Australian diver Craig Challen after returning home on a RAAF C17.

Two British divers found the boys and their coach on July 2.

The three-day, global rescue operation was successful, and the boys are being held in quarantine while they recover from minor injuries and regain their strength.

All 13 were brought to safety over the course of a three-day rescue, organised by Thai navy SEALs and an global team of cave-diving experts.

Dr "Harry" Harris shared a touching Facebook post as he returned home after the miracle operation that involved experts from 13 countries across the world.




Twelve boys recovering after they were rescued from a flooded Thai cave will be discharged from hospital on Thursday.

The boys are now housed in a hospital in northern Thailand.

The 13 members of the soccer team hold a picture of deceased Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan after learning of his death trying to rescue them from the flood Tham Luang cave.

"Night was very cold but the coach hugged him, teaching everyone meditation to prevent excessive breathing and to not feel hungry".

"I don't know how he will cope (with the attention)", said Oui-pan Sompiengjai, 66, grandmother of 16-year-old Pheeraphat Sompiengjai. "We wish them a speedy recovery", they said.

All 13 were brought to safety in a perilous rescue organised by Thai Navy Seals and an worldwide team of cave-diving experts. "Thanks for saving me".

The 53-year-old, who completed his medical training in the UK, New Zealand and Adelaide, spoke to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday about the daring operation into the secluded cave.

Deep inside the cave system, Dr Harris administered a mild sedative to the boys, ensuring the inexperienced swimmers didn't panic in the water, The Daily Telegraph reported.

When told how Mr Kunan died while installing oxygen tanks along the twisting passageways of the cave numerous boys cried before penning tributes on a drawing of the diver.

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