Thai Cave. AFP

Plans emerged on Thursday to turn a flooded Thailand cave into a museum in tribute to the rescue operation of a young Thai football team.

At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of divers, cavers and medics who risked their lives to free the “Wild Boars”.

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Workers were packing up the industrial water pumps, heavy-grade machinery and construction equipment at the mouth of the Tham Luang cave, which had been a high-tech command centre during the 18-day ordeal.

Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters the site would ultimately be converted into a museum showcasing the clothes and equipment used during the dramatic rescue.

He said; “I believe it will become another highlight in Thailand. Tourists will come visit.”

About 50 people were working at the site, National Park ranger Pinitpong Wongma told AFP, adding that he expected work would continue until Sunday.