Rescued Thai Soccer Players Speak From Their Hospital Beds

The 12 rescued Thai soccer players and their coach were seen in good spirits in July 13 footage taken at a Chiang Rai hospital, where they were receiving treatment.

In the video, the boys from the Wild Boars soccer team thank those who rescued them and say they can’t wait to go home and share the foods they are looking forward to eating, including fried crispy pork, sushi, steak and KFC, according to translations provided by Chiang Rai Times.

A former Navy SEAL diver, Saman Gunan, died on July 6 during the rescue operation. The boys learned about his death on July 14, after medics deemed them mentally strong enough to handle the news.

The Wild Boars and their coach were rescued on July 10, more than two weeks after becoming trapped in a cave on June 23. Credit: Thai Ministry of Public Health via Storyful