Other touching notes signed by members of the “Wild Boar” team were directed to their families, many of whom have kept an anxious vigil outside the cave for a fortnight.
“Don’t worry dad and mum,” said a note from one of the boys who gave his nickname as “Bew”.
“I have been away for two weeks but will come back and help you sell your stuff.” His family are shopkeepers.
Another note, from “Dom” said he was “fine but the air here is a little cold”.
“Don’t forget to set up my birthday party,” he added.
Another, identified as Tun, writes: “Mom and Dad, please don’t worry, I am fine. I’ve told Yod to get ready to take me out for fried chicken. With love.” The name reference could be of a waiting relative.