Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Elon Musk sending team of engineers to aid in Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk sending team of engineers to aid in Thai cave rescue

His updates came after U.S. and Thai officials confirmed Sunday that four boys had been rescued from a flooded cave network after spending 15 days trapped along with their soccer team and coach.

He has now designed a plan to help save the boys, and he said engineers from his companies would travel to Thailand on Saturday. However, the inventor and entrepreneur has also floated some other ideas.

Over the past couple days, Musk posited possible ways his companies could help in Thailand.

On Saturday, Musk tweeted that he was interested in designing "a tiny, kid-sized submarine" that would be "light enough to be carried by 2 divers, small enough to get through narrow gaps".

Elon Musk says he is "happy to help" with the rescue of the Thai soccer team stuck inside a cave.

As the boys are getting more and more exhausted due to drop in oxygen levels, and heavy rains being forecast for this weekend, authorities in the country fear that time is running out to save them, Space.com reported on Friday.

Man Utd Star Jesse Lingard Enjoying England's 'New Revolution' Under Gareth Southgate
For many, the World Cup is as much about the chance to explore a new country as packing in as many games as possible. Group H winners Colombia stand in their way at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.

Cohen adds ex-Clinton official to legal team
Of the celebrities that have verbally opposed Donald Trump as President, Sacha Baron Cohen is arguably among the loudest. The man behind the characters Borat , Brüno , and Ali G is teasing a new project that may be related to Donald Trump .

Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals: Everything you need to know
Instead of buying these items individually at the store, you can fill up a Prime Pantry box that's delivered straight to you. This is proof that Amazon's tentacles have now reached into the aisles of Whole Foods and the savings seem very promising.

Among his tweets about the rescue, he also said: "But let's not submit to the bad mood entirely".

A spokesman for The Boring Company, which Musk founded in 2016 said: 'We are speaking with the Thai government to see how we can help, and we are sending SpaceX/Boring Company people from the USA to Thailand today to offer support on the ground. Numerous passageways leading into the cave are narrow, and most of the boys do not know how to swim.

Last year, after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico, the government there asked Mr Musk for help.

The tubes and pods are being built in the United States, a spokesman said. VIDEO: Officials ID Thai diver who died amid soccer team rescue effort " It's extremely challenging to train someone in those conditions to dive, let alone cave dive", said Bell. But before coming out of the cave the 12 boys and a soccer coach got trapped by flood water.

That's the message he shared with a Twitter user who asked if he could help rescue the Thai boys and their coach who have been stuck in a cave in northern Thailand for almost two weeks.

Like this: