Elon Musk's team is talking with Thai officials for cave rescue

A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond California

A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond California

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is sending a group of engineers to Thailand to assist the rescue efforts of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave by flooding.

Via the full Twitter thread, Musk discussed potential options for the endeavor, speaking of inserting a 1m diameter nylon tube "through the cave network" in an attempt to "inflate with air like a bouncy castle".

The first plan involves teaching the children and their coach how to dive, the second involves draining the tunnels to adequately lower the water levels, and the third involves drilling into the caves to create a way out for the stranded soccer team.

"SpaceX & Boring Co engineers headed to Thailand tomorrow to see if we can be helpful to govt", Musk tweeted on Friday.

Musk has proposed a potential rescue strategy using an inflatable tube routed from the cave exit to the chamber that now holds the soccer team.

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Adding: "Boring Co has advanced ground penetrating radar & is pretty good at digging holes".

He estimates an inflatable tube would use up to 1,000 times less power than pumping water and could free the boys after a 40-minute walk instead of a five-hour swim.

The project met its deadline which, if it had been missed, Musk had said would have cost him "probably $50 million or more".

The schoolboys have been trapped 800 metres underground for nearly two weeks now and according to a doctor's report two of the boys and the coach are suffering with exhaustion through malnutrition. On Thursday, a former Thai Navy SEAL fell unconscious while swimming through the cave and could not be revived.

They will undergo a thorough medical examination to decide whether they are fit enough for the risky escape from the cave in in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, which is being pumped with oxygen.

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