But they will get their chance to go on tour once fit.
Managing partner Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand and was at the rescue site in Chiang Rai as the boys were being pulled to safety, made the announcement late Tuesday on Twitter. In some narrow passages they were connected to only one diver.
Expert divers from the Thai Navy SEALs, experienced in conventional diving situations, were faced with an unprecedented challenge. "You're always welcome to come back anytime".
On July 2, nine days after the boys and their coach were last seen, British divers Rick Stanton and John Volanthen pushed deep into the cave to an elevated mound of rock, about 400 metres away from a spot cavers had nicknamed "Pattaya Beach" after a well-known Thai resort. "Ecstatic" - British diver Tim Acton heads home after helping with successful rescue attempt of Thai boys in flooded caves.
Angle warned that if the boys continue to be defined as the kids who were rescued from the cave, it could become the singular characteristic of their identities.
Hospital director Chaiwetch Thanapaisal said all 13 rescued, including the boys' 25-year-old soccer coach, and four Thai Navy SEALs are "well". In the video, Volanthen is heard talking to the group, telling them at the time that they had been in the cave for 10 days and that many rescuers were coming to save them.More news: How Apple's app store changed technology
"You are very strong", Volanthen told the group.
"We're not heroes", Volanthen said, despite headlines in the British newspapers describing him and the other worldwide rescuers as just that.
"That was just in the very beginning of the cave and at that point we realized this problem is going to be much more complex than we thought", he said. "It's quite the opposite" of being a hero.
Arriving back in the United Kingdom, he said everybody had "pulled together" and was "very, very pleased it worked out quite so well".More news: Tushar Arothe resigns as India women's cricket coach
Speaking to CNN after he left the hospital, Tanawat Viboonrungruang, the father of 11-year-old Titun, said he felt relieved to see his son was "still healthy".
Kru told us she was so anxious when she learned Adun was trapped in the cave.
The new video from the navy does not include footage of the divers in the water with the boys, but it does show a team of people using pulleys, string and rubber tubes to haul a green, kayak-shaped stretcher out of a tight crevice. "So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully". "He's got a very good bedside manner".
Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, adding that it would be a "major attraction" for Thailand. Highlighting the dangers, a former Thai navy SEAL volunteering to work on the rescue died Friday while replenishing oxygen canisters placed along the escape route.
"It's about the triumphs of individuals and groups of human beings over tragedy", Medavoy said.More news: Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court