Wearing face masks and hospital gowns, the young boys pulled from a Thailand cave this week - an event that spread drama worldwide - are seen waving and smiling Wednesday in their first images after their rescues.
The boys and their coach went missing after football practice on June 23, setting out on an adventure to explore the cave complex near the border with Myanmar and celebrate a boy's birthday.
The boys were held close to divers and remained motionless for parts of the journey where they had to dive.
"Some of them were asleep, some of them were wiggling their fingers". "I'm going to give them a hug", he said.
Even so, all need to be monitored in the hospital for seven days and then rest at home for another 30 days, he said. Jessada also said a psychiatrist was attending to the boys, who are sleeping well and are not showing symptoms of stress.
Described in a South Australia Ambulance Service statement as a "quiet and kind man" who "didn't think twice about offering his support on this mission" Harry, as he is known, was lauded for his work in throughout the rescue period. A Thai rescue diver died last Friday, highlighting the dangers.
But it has also emerged that the operation nearly ended in disaster when the water pumps failed in the final stage.
"Suddenly the Australian guy who was overseeing that area started shouting that the water pump had stopped working", said Mr Chaiyananta. They were found by a pair of British divers more than a week later.
Thailand spent yesterday celebrating the successful mission.
Doctors have put the 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old football coach in quarantine while they are being tested for infectious diseases they may have contracted inside the Tham Luang cave complex.
"The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems", Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry, told a news conference.
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".
"We will sing a song for him", she said. Officials initially anxious they could remain trapped for months.
But they were prodded into the unsafe task of bringing the team through submerged chambers and claustrophobic passages as oxygen levels in the cave plummeted and rains menaced.
At U-Tapao civil-military airport in Rayong province, near where the Royal Thai Navy operates out of Sattahip Naval Base, Thai navy SEALs and some foreign military personnel were given a hero's' welcome when they touched down on Thursday.
That sign off quickly turned into a hashtag shared across social media, where luminaries of business, politics and sport extended their best wishes to the team and the rescuers.