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Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave recovering well

(WDTN) – Twelve boys and their soccer coach are recovering after being rescued from a flooded underground cave in Thailand.

Video from their hospital shows them smiling, waving and chatting with nurses. 

Hospital officials say everyone is recovering well, eating normally and getting vaccinations.

Members of the U.S. Air Force were involved in the rescue say they are thrilled with how it ended.

Major Charles Hodges of the U.S. Air Force said, “We were fully expecting casualties. The multi-national effort, though, absolutely, knocked it out of the park. Everybody came together on this, and if there wasn't teamwork coming from every single direction, then this would not have been a success." 

Three of the boys have minor lung infections but officials say that overall everyone is in good health.

Dr. Dennis Sullivan, Director of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University joined Mark Allan on Five on 2 to discuss the rescue.

Dr. Sullivan also served as a U.S. Army Surgeon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


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