Elon Musk sends help to Thailand cave rescue

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On Twitter, Musk has mused about potential inventions that could help the trapped soccer team, including a miniature submarine made from part of a SpaceX rocket.

He then considered that it was "maybe worth trying" inserting a nylon tube into the cave network to create an air tunnel underwater.

He wrote that engineers from two of his companies, the aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and the tunnel-construction company Boring Company, were leaving for Thailand on Saturday to offer assistance to the Thai government.

Musk said more engineers are on the way.

Back on Thursday, a few days after the boys were discovered crammed on a ledge by divers, Musk floated the idea of building an "escape pod" and said his engineers were also busy working on "an inflatable tube with airlocks" to fetch the boys.

In addition, one of his companies reportedly has the technology for precision tracking to locate the area where the boys have been stranded for over a fortnight. 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. Rescuers are moving feverishly to lower water levels with pumps and prepare the boys, most of whom can't swim, for a perilous, hours-long extraction that would include diving through pitch-black water with scuba gear. The submarine would be relatively safe, even if it didn't get rigorous testing before entering service.

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Mr Narongsak said the boys were "OK" and the air they were breathing was good.

The rescue operation has proven challenging to date as swimming to safety could take about five hours and would require navigating through tight and dark passageways.

They had gone missing on June 23.

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

They remained trapped inside the cave complex for almost two weeks before they made first contact with rescuers from the United Kingdom at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday at about 1.2 miles deep inside the cave.

In the Chilean mine case, the site was fully explored prior to the collapse with a lot of data available for rescuers to design their options to get the miners out safely.

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