All the Thai football team, coach liberated from the cave, Navy says
Thai Navy SEALS report that all 12 members of the team and the coach are out of the cave, while four rescuers remain within.
A film about the 18-day daring rescue of 12 boys and their football coach of a cave in the north of Thailand is already in the making.
The producers of the faith-based production company Pure Flix, told Fox News they arrived in Thailand to witness the rescue operation.
A rep for Pure Flix told us that founding partner Michael Scott and producer Adam Smith are only “on the ground witnessing what is happening and discuss the elements… in a respectful way” and not filming at this time.
Scott has a special connection with the case, as his wife, who grew up in Thailand, was friends with the former Thai navy SEAL who died as part of the relief efforts.
“This sort of fits in with our DNA in terms of an inspiring story,” Scott told the AAP, according to the News.com.au. He added that the film will center around the two British divers who stumbled upon the trapped football team after days of searching.
“There is incredible heart, incredible acts of heroism and courage. It’s just an incredible thing, and we think that it is an inspiration to millions of people all over the world,” he said. “I see this as a big Hollywood movie with A-list [the stars].”
The fate of the boys and their coach has riveted Thailand and much of the world — from the heart-sinking news that they were missing at the first flicker video of the huddle of anxious, but smiling boys when they were found 10 days later by a couple of British divers. They were locked in the cave that was flooded by the monsoon rains, while they explore the after a soccer practice on June 23.
All 12 boys and their football coach were eventually rescued from the flooded cave. The Seals, who were central in the rescue operation, said on their Facebook page that the remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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