Surprisingly they all are in good health and some even asked for chocolate and bread for breakfast, officials said on Tuesday as rescuers began a third and more challenging final mission to free the remaining five kids who are still stuck in the cave.
The four videos were shared on Musk's Twitter account when it was announced that four of the 12 boys from the Thai youth soccer team "Wild Boars", which consists of players aged 11-16, were rescued and rushed to a hospital on Sunday after being trapped inside the cave since June 23.
The first eight boys rescued are in good mental and physical health and are asking for chocolate, officials said Tuesday, although two were on antibiotics after being tested for pneumonia.
"We expect that if there is no unusual condition. the four boys, one coach, the doctor, and three SEALs who have been with the boys since the first day will come out today", he told a news conference to loud cheering.
The dramatic and unsafe rescue at the Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai was launched on Sunday and four boys were brought out that day.More news: Harry, Meghan mobbed by fans on first official visit to Ireland
Rescue commander Narongsak Osotanakorn had stated his hope that Tuesday's mission to extract the final group of children and their team coach would be quicker than the two previous days, with confirmation of the rescue coming just before 7pm local time in Thailand.
"If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, Federation Internationale de Football Association would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests".
Thai authorities said the first four rescued Sunday have been kept in quarantine until the risk of infection subsides.
The Thai soccer team ventured into the Tham Luang cave complex after practice and became trapped by rising waters more than a fortnight ago.
Last Friday, an ex-Navy SEAL died while placing oxygen tanks along the 4.7-kilometer (2.9-mile) evacuation route.More news: Love Island SPOILER: Jack accuses Idris of playing games after Laura bombshell
Also yesterday, July 9, in Thailand, rescuers completed the second phase of the special operation of evacuation of schoolchildren from the flooded caves in Chiang Rai province.
1 NEWS' Kimberlee Downs with the latest from Chiang Rai, as four boys and their football coach await rescue.
Officials lavished praise on the Thai and global divers who, in pairs of two, executed the unsafe rescue mission, guiding the boys, who could barely swim and had no diving experience, through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned through the cavern. Eight of the boys have already been rescued, while four remain.
The boys underwent x-rays and blood tests and two who had signs of pneumonia were given antibiotics and are in a "normal state", he said, adding they will all remain under observation in hospital for a week.
The boys are being monitored in the hospital for illnesses and other health issues from being stuck in the cave for two weeks.More news: Israel Closes Crossing Point Into Gaza, Halting Imports and Exports
"I'm happy for Thais all over the country", he said.