UPDATE: All the 12 boys and their coach have been evacuated.
“90 divers from around the world, the best of the best, came to save these boys, and in such a short period of time,” @biannagolodryga reports. It took three days to lead all 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach out of the cave https://t.co/5IYDNrnXiW pic.twitter.com/TqgDtloOv6
— CBS News (@CBSNews) 10 July 2018
Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk is developing his PR campaign over the incident with kids trapped in a cave in northern Thailand.
A short sum up of the situation:
- 12 young boys from the soccer team and their coach have been stuck in a cave following a flash flood in northern Thailand for almost two weeks;
- By July 10, 8 of 13 people have been rescued by expert cave divers;
- Meanwhile, Musk is playing role of a Twitter hero. On July 9, he claimed that his company is senting a “mini-sub” made of Falcon 9 parts to rescue the kids. On July 10, he arrived Thailand and made some photos in the cave – from the side of rescuers.
- By the moment when Musk and his “minisub” arrived the site, the rescue operation entered its final phase. Thailand’s authorities officially announced that they are not going to use Musk’s “minisub. [SF expected this in the previous article on the issue]
When SF released its July 9 comment on the situation with Musk’s PR campaign over the Thailand incident, some readers following other actions of the SpaceX boss said that he is honest in his will to help in this situation. It would be nice to make no doubt about it. However, in reailty, if somebody is honest in his desire to help, he makes direct and fast actions rather than writes nice Twitter posts.
Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 9 July 2018