Rescued Thailand soccer players end novice monk period

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Rescued Thailand soccer players end novice monk period. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on August 5, 2018.

Eleven of the boys who were rescued from inside a cave in Thailand have just ended their "novice monk period."

They took part in a ceremony, then left the temple to return to their families.

Twelve boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave last month.

The monk period was meant to honor the Thai Navy SEAL who died during the cave rescue operation.

The twelfth soccer player was not ordained a monk because he is a Christian.

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