Thai Boys and Football Coach Trapped In Cave, Elon Musk Offers Help In Rescue Operations 

By JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US (Elon Musk) via Wikimedia Commons

Today, Elon Musk, a Billionaire and the boss of Tesla, said that there has been some “good feedback” that came from cave experts after he presented his offer to send some engineers to Thailand in an attempt to help in rescuing the 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave.

In a tweet that Musk posted this morning, he stated: “Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try.”

Musk proposed a high-tech rescue the boys and their soccer coach using a “tiny, kid-size submarine” that is made from a part of one of the orbital rockets of his space company.

The said group has been trapped in the cave for a fortnight. They were discovered by British rescue divers after 10 days, however, authorities have so far had a hard time to come up with a rescue plan that is workable.

Yesterday, Musk expressed his intentions to help the boys on twitter with his suggestion that putting a 1-metre nylon tube into the cave and inflating it just “like a bouncy castle” was one of the possible ways of creating an air tunnel for the trapped boys and their coach in the Tham Luang cave complex that is located in northern Thailand.

In one of the series of messages on Twitter; Musk stated: “Construction complete in about 8 hours, then 17 hour flight to Thailand.” The said timeline would get the mini-sub to Thailand early on Monday local time.

The possible help coming from Musk arrived after the news were released earlier this week that a former diver of the Thai navy died while he was on an oxygen supply mission.

Musk said that he would be “happy to help if there is a way to do so.” This comes after a Twitter user requested for him to help the said group. The boys and their coach have been underground for nearly two weeks already.