The members of the Thai soccer team who were rescued from a cave earlier this week are sending “thank you” messages from the hospital where they are recovering.

Video released Saturday shows the boys in the hospital as they recover. All 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from the cave on Tuesday after being trapped there for nearly two weeks.

"Thank you for coming inside the cave to help me,” one boy says, according to a translation.


“My body is now starting to return to normal, I want to eat sushi,” another boy says, according to the translation. 

“I would like to thank the SEALs for rescuing us,” he continues. “I would like to thank everyone for supporting us.”

The soccer team went missing late last month and were discovered in the Tham Luang cave complex about 10 days into the search. 

Elite military and divers from several countries worked to remove the boys and their coach from the cave, which took place over the span of three missions. Two divers were needed to bring out each of the boys.

One ex-Thai Navy SEAL died while delivering oxygen tanks ahead of the rescue.