Musk sends engineers to help Thai boys trapped in cave

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He suggested inserting a one metre diameter nylon tube through the cave network and inflating it.

We are speaking with the Thai government to see how we can help, and we are sending SpaceX/Boring Company people from the United States to Thailand today to offer support on the ground."Once we confirm what exactly will be helpful to send or do, we will". Over the years, he has also used social media to respond to worldwide disasters. The deeper stretches would need battery packs, air pumps, and tubes, he said.

However, the dive is complex - with one Navy SEAL dying during the rescue efforts - and numerous boys do not know how to swim.

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Another engineer was already in the country on holiday and six more are expected to land Sunday, Weerachon Sukhontapatipak, a spokesman for Thailand's military government, said in a Saturday briefing in Bangkok.

It was revealed earlier this week that those trapped had been in the cave for several days and could not get out due to rising water levels - prompting a huge effort to save them.

But the boys are also safe where they are.

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When asked if a rescue attempt would be made tonight, Narongsak Osotthanakorn replied: "No, the boys can't dive at this time".

The boys are said to be in good health and have practised wearing diving masks and breathing in preparation for the potential complex dive. The rescue efforts have been thwarted by flooding in the area, making access to the trapped crew impossible.

They remained trapped inside the cave complex for almost two weeks before they made first contact with rescuers from the United Kingdom at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday at about 1.2 miles deep inside the cave.

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The attempted rescue from the Tham Luang cave complex has proven hard and deadly. Suttisak said the Tham Luang cave being totally natural, there is not enough geological data for engineers to work out a solution.