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Father of youngest Thai cave survivor describes how boys grew to become trapped, coach’s response

Members of the soccer workforce saved from a Thailand cave are telling members of the family the boys solely meant to be contained in the cave for one hour, however have been pressured to run deeper into the cave when fast-moving water began flowing in. Talking with “CBS This Morning,” the daddy of the youngest survivor mentioned the boys’ soccer coach, Ake, tried to swim to discover a method out for them, however the water was too quick and too deep, forcing him to show round.

The daddy, named Tanawut, says his son, Titan, described the primary three days within the cave as the toughest. The group was hungry and chilly. The boys had bother sleeping, and Titan cried, as a result of he missed his mother and pop.

Tanawut says he is touched by the actions of the workforce’s coach. With out him, the daddy says, he would not know the way the children might have survived.  

“Coach Ake hugged and inspired him to be sturdy,” Tanawut mentioned.

Tanawut says Titan is doing nicely and requested the place his coach was and the way he was doing when he received out of the cave.

Thai well being officers say total, all of the youngsters are in good psychological and bodily well being.

Again in London Friday morning, British divers concerned within the rescue mentioned nothing like this has ever been completed earlier than.

“There was plenty of chaos,” one of many divers mentioned. “However we have been so process oriented and targeted we kind of blanked that out, and carried on with the job at hand, step-by-step till we achieved success.”

And Tanawut says for that, he’s grateful.

“I really feel so grateful,” he mentioned. “And grateful to all Thai folks, and everyone who despatched their love and assist.”

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