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Elon Musk Sends Engineers From His Boring Company To Help Cave Rescue

06 July 2018

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and tunnel-digging firm The Boring Company, says he is "happy to help" Thai authorities attempting to rescue the junior soccer team trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang cave system. If the rains do arrive, authorities might decide keeping them in the cave until the monsoon eases, possibly in October, is preferable to risking a journey in the jagged, muddy cave system where they've been stranded the past 13 days.

He said engineers from his Boring Co and SpaceX companies needed to be on site to appreciate the complexities of evacuation.

A Twitter user asked the Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO if he could provide any assistance with the recovery of the 12 boys and their coach who have been stuck in a Thai cave for almost two weeks, and Musk replied in the affirmative a few hours later.

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The Thai government hasn't accepted any offer at this point, Bloomberg reported.

The attempted rescue from the Tham Luang cave complex has proven hard and deadly.

The missing team members who had been missing since last month were found by a pair of British cave divers late Monday.

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Some of the kids have also indicated they can not swim and are already weak from not eating.

The paper reported that previous year, after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico, the government there asked Musk for help. Tesla sent Powerwalls and provided advice on rebuilding the Caribbean island's infrastructure. Proposing the plan via Twitter earlier today, it emerged that engineers from Space X and The Boring Company will offer their assistance to the ongoing local efforts.

Mr Musk's tunnelling startup Boring Co could potentially make available its massive drills or excavation expertise, but such an approach could be too unsafe for this mission.

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Elon Musk Sends Engineers From His Boring Company To Help Cave Rescue