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First video of Thai soccer team since their rescue shows them waving as they recover in hospital

INSIDER logoINSIDER 11-07-2018 ama@businessinsider.com (Alexandra Ma)

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Thai officials have shown the first videos of the soccer team recovering in hospital after their dramatic escape from a flooded cave complex.

Members of the Wild Boar soccer team can be seen wearing face masks and hospital gowns in separate beds in a sterilized ward, in a series of videos shown to reporters at a press conference on Wednesday evening.

The boys were waving and pressing their palms together in a prayer-like fashion, which is a Thai greeting.

In pics: Thai cave rescue mission

Their family members can also be seen waving to the boys through a glass window. Some of them can be seen crying as they see the children.

The last members of the team were pulled out on Tuesday evening after a three-day mission to extract them from the Tham Luang cave network.

The 12 boys and their coach each lost an average of 2 kg (4.4 lbs) in the 17-day ordeal, but are generally in good health and have shown no signs of stress, health officials said on Wednesday.

The team has a long recovery ahead, with porridge to eat, quarantine, and limited entertainment.

Watch: Boys, coach freed after a dramatic operation

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