Elon Musk's representatives are talking with Thai authorities to help the soccer team that's trapped in a cave

Linh Pham/Getty ImagesRelatives of the missing boys show photos of them after the 12 boys and their soccer coach have been found alive in the cave where they’ve been missing for over a week.

  • Thai authorities and representatives for Elon Musk are discussing the possibility of using resources from Musk’s companies to help rescue the boys’ soccer team that is trapped in a cave, Bloomberg first reported.
  • According to the publication, Musk may offer Tesla‘s Powerwall home batteries or technology from SpaceX or The Boring Company to help locate and rescue the team, though Thai officials have not announced whether they will use Musk’s resources.
  • On Thursday, Musk said on Twitter he was “happy to help” the Thai government in its rescue effort “if there is a way to do so.”

Thai authorities and representatives for Elon Musk are discussing the possibility of using resources from Musk’s companies to help rescue the boys’ soccer team that is trapped in a cave, Bloomberg first reported.

A representative for Musk confirmed the discussions to Business Insider.

According to Bloomberg, Musk may offer Tesla’s Powerwall home batteries or technology from SpaceX or the Boring Company to help locate and rescue the team, though Thai officials have not announced whether they will use Musk’s resources.

On Thursday, Musk said on Twitter that he was “happy to help” the Thai government in its rescue effort “if there is a way to do so.”

Musk later saidThe Boring Company is proficient at digging holes and has radar technology with underground detection capabilities. He also said he could send Tesla’s commercial Powerpack batteries or water pumps to help remove water from the flooded cave.

On June 23, 12 members of a Thai soccer team and their coach went missing while hiking in Northern Thailand. They were found alive in a flooded cave on July 2, about 2.5 miles from the cave’s entrance.

Authorities have been pumping water out of the cave in an effort to create a path for the boys and their coach to exit the cave on foot, but it is uncertain if they will be able to remove enough water before this weekend, when the area is expected to be hit by heavy monsoon rain. The boys are also receiving swimming lessons to prepare them for a potential rescue operation led by Navy divers.

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