Members of the "Wild Boars" soccer team, who range in age from 12 to 16, and their coach became trapped after a rainy season downpour turned a cave adventure in the northern province of Chiang Rai into a nightmare, flooding the tunnels and making it impossible to leave.
Narongsak, giving details of the rescue, said falling oxygen levels inside the cave complex had added a sense of urgency.
The rescued group are all now recovering in hospital.
The video shows the boys wearing masks and looking in relatively good spirits in the hospital rooms.
The four Thai navy seals, including the doctor, who stayed with the four remaining boys and coach until they were rescued from the cave. She explained that many stateless people who are eligible for citizenship in Thailand fail to get it because they lack legal knowledge and face a system that is corrupt and discriminatory.
The area is largely undeveloped with only limited tourism facilities. The team became captured within a cave in Thailand on June 23 and survived for 18 long days before being miraculously rescued by a fearless group of global divers.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asked that the boys be given time to recover. He said plans were in place to revive an adjacent national park, where hundreds of rescue workers and military personnel set up camp during the search and rescue operation.
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Studio co-founder, Michael Scott, lives in Thailand and said his wife grew up with Saman Gunan, the former Thai Navy Seal member who lost his life during the mission. "But we will have a psychiatrist to evaluate them", he said, while stressing that the boys are "happy and smiling".
Kru told us she was so anxious when she learned Adun was trapped in the cave.
Ivanhoe Pictures president John Penotti on Wednesday issued a statement saying that Thailand's Navy and government had selected the company for the film adaptation of the almost three-week ordeal.
Chu also spoke of his experience directing "Crazy Rich Asians", an adaptation of the bestselling book by Kevin Kwan, which featured an all-Asian cast in a major Hollywood film. He praised the cooperation between Thai and global rescuers.
"No way. Not on our watch". Sources also told us the boys have been asking about their cleats and when they can get back on the soccer field.
"There's a lovely story abt human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking [about] the story better approach it right & respectfully".
The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility and in places were put in a harness and high-lined across rocky caverns, in what a leader of the United States contingent called a "once in a lifetime rescue".
The IT consultant, in his 40s, who is based in Bristol, and Mr Stanton, a fireman from Coventry who is in his 50s, reached the group nine days after they went missing deep within the labyrinth.