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Elon Musk reaches Thailand with mini-submarine for rescue of trapped kids

SpaceX founder Elon Musk made his way to Thailand to offer his assistance in the rescue operation of the remaining boys trapped in the cave.

SNS | New Delhi |

SpaceX founder Elon Musk made his way to Thailand to offer his assistance in the rescue operation of the remaining boys trapped in the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

He took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared some pictures of the site. Along with the pictures, he tweeted, “Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful.”


According to the latest reports, ten members of the football team have been rescued so far and only two boys and their coach are still trapped.

The third and final phase of the rescue is currently underway.

It was on Saturday when Elon Musk had informed that a team he had sent to Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach out safety.

“Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try,” Musk had tweeted on Saturday.

“Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does,” he added.

The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand for more than two weeks now.

The boys went missing on June 23 after they had entered the cave in the Chiang Rai region during fine weather but became trapped when a sudden downpour flooded the narrow tunnels.