Football coach apologises to parents after Thailand boys trapped in cave
On Saturday coach of youth football team, 25, who got stuck for two weeks in a Thai cave apologized to the parents of the boys which was later...
MAE SAI, THAILAND: On Saturday coach of youth football team, 25, who got stuck for two weeks in a Thai cave apologized to the parents of the boys which was later released by the Thai navy.
With heavy rains and the low level of oxygen in the mountains and also the level of water increasing in the cave, Thailand is hoping for the safe return of the group. For nine days with the children Ekkapol Chantawong,the coach, were trapped in a cave until they were discovered by rescue divers on Monday.
In a note given to a diver on Friday which was published by Thai Navy on facebook he said “To all the parents, all the kids are still fine.I promise to take the very best care of the kids.Thank you for the moral support and I apologize to the parents.”
Many people are extolling him after reports showed that he gave his share of the food to the kids before they were located and helped them through nine dark days. Though other are criticizing him for taking the boys to the cave in the monsoon season.
Members of the “Wild Boar” team wrote notes signed individually which later were sent to their families.
“Don’t worry dad and mum,” wrote one of the boys who is nicknamed as “Bew”. “ I have been away for two weeks but will come back and help you sell your stuff,” wrote bew whose parents are shopkeeper.
“Love to Mum, Dad and my little brother,” wrote Phiphat Photi, 15, who is known as “Nick”.
Pheerapat, nicknamed “Night”, who turned 16 in the cave wrote “I love you, Dad, Mum and my sister. You don’t need to be worried about me. I love everyone!”
The letters evoked a gush of emotions from the parents, who underwent pain for nine days before their children were found. “I am so happy to see his letter, his handwriting. I’m almost crying. It doesn’t matter how long I wait as long as he is safe,” told Supaluk Sompiengjai, Night’s mother.
They were being trained in diving in case of flood waters force authorities into a sudden evacuation through twisting passageways. Then the group entered a cave on June 23 and got trapped as floodwaters tore in.
With high-powered pumps working to reduce the water level inside the cave, rescue experts are planning to bring the kids safely. Though it is not clear the way the boys are going to be rescued with dangerous option ahead.
Multiple shafts are being drilled by the teams through hundreds of meters of mountainside while a team is clearing the tunnels that would allow them to come out by foot.