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Elon Musk sends engineers to help Thai cave rescue mission

08 July 2018

Mr Musk said it would use a SpaceX Falcon rocket's "liquid oxygen transfer tube as [the] hull".

The medical assessment means that it is too risky to try to move the youngsters, an unnamed source in the Thai Navy Seals told CNN.

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NBC News reported food supplies for the youth soccer team accompanied by one adult include mostly high-calorie gels, so some boys letters showed a desire for tastier food in their letters home.

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A spokesperson for the Boring Company told The Verge: "We are speaking with the Thai government to see how we can help, and we are sending SpaceX/Boring Company people from the U.S. to Thailand today to offer support on the ground". Musk said they were being tested Friday afternoon in a pool with a subject who had never been scuba diving.

The group was trapped by flooding after entering the complex looking for shelter from heavy rains, sparking a huge search and rescue operation led by the Thai military.

The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand.

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. A former Thai navy SEAL died early Friday while delivering oxygen tanks to the cave.

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It's unclear whether Thai officials will accept the offer.

Chaiyaporn Siripornpaiboon, a cave expert at the Department of Mineral Resources, told The Nation that the cave's floodwater level has become the most crucial factor in determining which option would be the most appropriate to rescue the stranded footballers.

Rescuers are in a race against time get the team out of the cave, as oxygen levels are depleting and monsoon rains threaten to leave them trapped for months.

"Now and in the next three or four days, the conditions are ideal in terms of the water, the weather and the boys' health", he told reporters this afternoon.

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Divers have been guiding the boys through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang cave system, where they have reportedly been able to walk the last part on foot.

Elon Musk sends engineers to help Thai cave rescue mission