Members of the Wild Boarssoccer team, ranging in age from 11 to 16, entered the cave with their coach during dry weather.
That left 20 or so divers scrambling to flee the rising waters, he said, explaining they narrowly made it out time.
"Although his technology is good and sophisticated, it's not practical for this mission", the rescue chief said.
Journalists celebrate after a news conference near Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Footage released on Wednesday showed the boys with surgical masks on, sitting up in their hospital beds and making victory signs as family members looked on from behind a window. All of them have higher leukocyte (white blood cell) levels than normal, but they have been given antibiotics to treat any infection. Thongchai said no one is blaming the coach, the last to be evacuated from the cave, for his decision to take the boys inside for a hike after soccer practice.
The boys have been given health cards, which they will continue to carry for two weeks after they leave the hospital, in order to jot down any issues.
Mr Volanthen also paid tribute to Thai navy diver Saman Kunan, who died while replenishing oxygen canisters, saying his death was an "absolute tragedy" and brought a "bittersweet" taste to an otherwise "excellent" operation.
Concerns are already being raised on social media that the movie could be "white-washed", focusing more on the global characters while downplaying the role of Thais.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that the children were sedated and placed on stretchers to prevent them from panicking during the rescue mission from the Tham Luang cave complex. He said, "The situation went beyond just being a rescue mission and became a symbol of unity among man". "Everyone worked together without discrimination of race or religion as the ultimate goal was to save the youth football team".
Pure Flix co-founder Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand part of the year, said producers from his company were on the ground interviewing rescue workers for a potential film. Officials initially anxious they could remain trapped for months.
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