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Elon Musk offers to assist Thai cave rescue

Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk has offered to help assist the Thai government in its attempts to rescue 12 boys and their football coach who remained trapped in a cave.

Musk’s Boring Company has confirmed that it is in talks with the government to see if it can help.

In a series of tweets musk suggested a number of ways in which The Boring Company could assist in the rescue attempt.

Initially the billionaire suggested that his company could help rescue efforts using its “advanced ground penetrating radar”.

He then suggested that it could supply “fully charged Powerpacks and pumps” to aid authorities.

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

A spokesman for The Boring Company, said: “We are speaking with the Thai government to see how we can help, and we are sending SpaceX/Boring Company people from the US to Thailand today to offer support on the ground.

“Once we confirm what exactly will be helpful to send or do, we will. We are getting feedback and guidance from the people on the ground in Chiang Rai to determine the best way for us to assist their efforts.”

Oil company PTT Exploration and Production PCL previously assisted in the search effort, drilling holes in the cave walls.

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  • Whilst the sentiment of Mr Musk is no doubt appreciated, I think turning up mid-way through a rescue operation that was already bearing fruit was a shameless PR stunt.

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