Thai Cave Rescuer Says Elon Musk’s Mission Was a "PR Stunt"

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British diver Caver Vern Unsworth, who helped find the boys, told CNN that the submarine "just had absolutely no chance of working".

In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Musk referred to Unsworth as a "pedo", requested video of the cave rescue, retracted that request, then promised proof that his submarine could have, in fact, performed the rescue.

On Twitter, Musk responded to the reporter's piece.

"He can stick his submarine where it hurts", Unsworth said in an interview with CNN.

The submarine was "about 5-foot-6 long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or around any obstacles", Unsworth continued. It wouldn't have made the first fifty metres into the cave from the dive start point. "It was just a PR stunt".

Musk has since mooted other potential uses for the contraption, tweeting that it could be used to rescue people trapped in risky environments where exposure to toxic gases or waterborne viruses and bacteria may be a concern. "Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great".

The Thai Navy has since said it may use the submarine at some point in the future, but if Unsworth is to be believed, it won't be for tricky cave rescues. Huge credit to pump & generator team.


From there his comments got more weird, as he called Unsworth a "pedo guy". "We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo".

"You know what, don't bother showing the video". He was the one who helped pinpoint exactly where the boys were within the cave complex.

In the midst of the operation, Musk tweeted on Wednesday, apparently from Thailand: "Just returned from Cave 3".

The Tesla CEO had traveled to Thailand earlier this week, touting his "mini-sub" that he said was built with rocket parts and could be carried by two divers.

"Although his technology is good and sophisticated it's not practical for this mission", Mr Narongsak said. "Checked with dive team many times to confirm it was worthwhile", Musk tweeted.

But the team was extricated by Tuesday, July 10, without the device. "If the rain holds out it may well be used".

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