Friday, 6 July 2018

Billionaire space adventurer and carmaker Elon Musk offers to help Thai cave rescue



Billionaire space adventurer and carmaker Elon Musk has offered his services to the Thai government to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave.

 
In a series of tweets, Mr Musk explored how his businesses could help the team.


He suggested that The Boring Company is "pretty good at digging holes".


He also mused about inserting a nylon tube into the cave and inflating it "like a bouncy castle" to create an underwater tunnel.


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."


Overnight it emerged that a former Thai navy diver had died while returning from delivering oxygen to the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex in Northern Thailand.




BBC     News.