Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly risky and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave on Wednesday told their incredible story for the first time to the entire world.
They attended a press conference after they were discharged from the hospital.
Doctors and psychologists also participated in the news conference to protect the boys from any "serious" questions.
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The group entered the Tham Luang cave located in the northern province of Chiang Rai during an excursion on June 23 after completing a football training session when a sudden storm flooded their way out.
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Their whereabouts were not known for nine days during which time they were also without food until they were found 4 km from the entrance on July 2 and finally rescued in batches.
The search and rescue teams sedated and transported them in stretchers underwater while navigating the flooded sections towards the exit.
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Thai authorities are planning to turn the cave into a 'living museum' while the idea of turning the rescue into movies has also been mooted.
A cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum, a media report said.
(With inputs from agencies)