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>> The Thai boys who were stuck in a flooded cave over two weeks are all set to get out of hospital on Wednesday. And to satisfy the wave of global interest in their dramatic rescue story, they'll make their first public appearance in a televised news conference. The dozen boys and their soccer coach were pulled out of the Tham Luang cave last week by a crack team of international divers and Thai Navy Seals.
00:00:24
It was a nail-biting rescue through twisting claustrophobic tunnels. Some of the rescuers spoke to Australian media just a few days ago.>> They've got, most of them don't even know how to swim, let alone dive, and we're all wondering how this is going to possibly work. And to be honest, the prospects are bleak.
00:00:43
>> Since then, the soccer team and their coach have been in hospital in the city of Chiang Rai. Thai authorities say they're concerned about the impact, the sudden fame and media attention could have on the boys, so the plan is to tightly control the media conference. Journalists have to submit their questions in advance, and they're being vetted by a psychologist.
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The approved questions will then be put to the boys by a moderator, not the media themselves. Officials say, the plan then is for the boys to be able to go back to their normal lives. The Wild Boars soccer team were trapped underground on the 23rd of June. They say they were exploring it after soccer practice when a sudden downpour flooded the cave, leaving them trapped four kilometers into the tunnels.