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Elon Musk‘s team are heading to Thailand to help rescue the boys soccer team currently trapped there in a cave. Proposing the plan via Twitter earlier today, it emerged that engineers from Space X and The Boring Company will offer their assistance to the ongoing local efforts.

Via the full Twitter thread, Musk discussed potential options for the endeavor, speaking of inserting a 1m diameter nylon tube “through the cave network” in an attempt to “inflate with air like a bouncy castle.” James Yenbamroong, founder of mu Space Corp, was also involved, suggesting ways in which water could be pumped out of the cave.

The struggle to bring the 12 boys and their coach to safety is growing increasingly perilous. As CNN reports, a former navy diver just passed away while attempting a rescue mission due to a drop in oxygen levels underground. Officials have suggested that they could keep the group alive for up to four months in the cave, but the complications regarding oxygen have created the need for urgent reconsideration.

Stay tuned for more information as we have it.

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