Elon Musk to send team of engineers to help with Thai cave rescue

Billionaire Elon Musk is sending a team of engineers to help in the Thai cave rescue.

The 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for around two weeks but it is hoped they could be rescued "today or tomorrow".

The Tesla and SpaceX boss says his team has special digging equipment and he is happy to help in any way he can.

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

"There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person."

The rescue operation is proving difficult, with one former navy diver dying after running out of oxygen.

Authorities are continuing to look at other ways to get the team out.

Digital Desk

More on this topic

Thai Navy Seal who took part in cave rescue operation dies from blood infectionThai Navy Seal who took part in cave rescue operation dies from blood infection

Elon Musk says he did not intend to accuse British diver of being a paedophileElon Musk says he did not intend to accuse British diver of being a paedophile

Local documentary on Clare’s Thai cave rescue hero Jim Warny beats international competition to radio awardLocal documentary on Clare’s Thai cave rescue hero Jim Warny beats international competition to radio award

Thai cave boys mark year rescue ordeal anniversary with Buddhist ceremonyThai cave boys mark year rescue ordeal anniversary with Buddhist ceremony

More in this Section

Several missing after deadly floods and landslides hit BrazilSeveral missing after deadly floods and landslides hit Brazil

Boris Johnson: Britain will become global, trail-blazing country after BrexitBoris Johnson: Britain will become global, trail-blazing country after Brexit

Sir David Attenborough warns climate action hindered by short government termsSir David Attenborough warns climate action hindered by short government terms

Turkish president visits quake scene and denies nation was unpreparedTurkish president visits quake scene and denies nation was unprepared


Lifestyle

As Stockton’s Wing release a retrospective album, Mike Hanrahan tells Donal O’Keeffe about getting back on the road, and his love of cookingStill a beautiful affair: Mike Hanrahan talks about getting back on the road with Stockton's Wing

An ongoing cull is resulting in a major reduction in the deer population in one of the country’s most visited natural attractions.Donal Hickey: Deer birth patterns evolving

A Courtmacsherry neighbour, Kathy Gannon tells me that when the tide is out, the vast acres of clean, grey mud of the bay reflect the sun in splendour in the clear, sharp air.Damien Enright: ‘How enchanting for humanity that we have birds’

It is hard to believe today but the former island of Ringarogy in West Cork was once home to around 800 people.Islands of Ireland: Ring a Ringarogy

More From The Irish Examiner