Kids lost weight but 'took care of themselves' in cave

Kids lost weight but 'took care of themselves' in cave

Students celebrate in front of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, where the 12 soccer players and their coach rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex are being treated, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 11, 2018. (REUTERS/Athit Perawo

A Thai health official said that the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave lost weight during their two-week ordeal but had water while they were trapped and are in good health now.

Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, said on Wednesday the 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days "took care of themselves well in the cave."

Thongchai said one member of the final group of four boys and the coach who arrived at a hospital on Tuesday evening had a slight lung infection.

Two of the first group had a lung infection as well, and Thongchai said they would need medicine for seven days.

Divers extracted the team in a high-risk mission inside the flooded passageways. The group entered the cave June 23 but flooding cut off the exit.

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