Late last night billionaire magnate Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he had just dispatched an engineering team to Thailand (set to arrive on Saturday) to aid in the rescue efforts of the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in the six mile long Tham Luang Nang cave system in Chang Rai, northern Thailand.
This comes on the heels of the death of highly-trained ex-Navy Diver, Petty Officer Saman Gunan, who had volunteered to help with rescue efforts and died after losing consciousness in one of the cave's passageways Thursday night. As well as news that oxygen levels in the cave have dropped to 15%, a level that Thai officials say is dangerous and could pose a serious risk of hypoxia.
Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, as well as the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, has, according to Bloomberg pledged to:
...assist by trying to pinpoint the boys’ precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or Boring Co. technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Inc. Powerwalls.