Rescue Efforts Underway In Thailand

posted by Exec. Producer Michelle -

The world has been captivated with the plight of the Thai boys soccer team that has been trapped in a cave in Thailand.

The boys and their coach have been trapped since June 23rd after they went exploring in the cave after a practice game and an unexpected monsoon rain blocked off their path to exit. 

After they were located, a rescue mission was planned, but because of the cave's complex narrow pathways and flooding, it was a daunting task. Thai Navy SEAL divers have been central to the effort to bring the boys to safety before expected monsoon rains potentially trap them for months. 

On Friday, Thai Navy SEAL diver Saman Gunan, who brought tanks of air to the boys and their coach, lost his life after he lost consciousness in one of the passageways on his swim out of the cave.

On Sunday, a rescue mission was launched and resulted in four of the boys being brought out of the cave, all are now at the hospital being treated.  

As of Monday morning, eight boys have been rescued and rescue efforts will begin again in about 24 hours after the dive team has replenished their supplies. Officials say it could take several more days to rescue everyone.

Cue Tony Stark....I mean, Elon Musk.

Musk has been watching the rescue efforts with a lot of interest, sending engineers from SpaceX and The Boring Company to Thailand to help however they can while he racks his brain here in L.A. at SpaceX headquarters to come up with something to help. 

And now he has it!  A tiny 'kid-size submarine.'

Sounds pretty cool huh?

According to Tech Crunch, and Elon Musk's Twitter account, after talking to cave experts in Thailand and his engineers, they came up with a design, built it and tested it.

He showed the results on Twitter over the weekend. 

Now, where's the Iron Man suit, Musk?

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