Musk, Insisting He Helped In Thai Cave Rescue, Calls Rescuer A 'Pedo'

Irving Hamilton
July 16, 2018

Vern Unsworth - who was on the worldwide team of specialist cave divers at the scene - had told CNN that he thought the mini-submarine the Tesla chief sent to help with the rescue was a useless grab for attention.

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

In his first tweet of the thread, Musk said he didn't meet Unsworth and that he "never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand". Lashing out and calling a guy who was actually part of the rescue operation in a measurable way a pedophile is probably not a great move! He wrote that he was escorted into the cave by Thai Navy SEALS - "total opposite of wanting us to leave". Musk went on to publicly challenge Unsworth to provide video from the final rescue proving he was there, before rescinding that challenge in favor of one for himself.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was one of the top 50 donors last quarter to a PAC aimed at maintaining Republican control of the House, new federal filings show. Later, he wrote that he would make his own video to prove that the submarine could have rescued the children, adding: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it". Thai officials involved in the rescue agreed with him as reported by The Independent.

The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand last week, hauling a miniature submarine to the mouth of the cave just before an global dive team rescued the boys without it.

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During the rescue, Musk had tweeted about his idea to help.

But with the sub not needed, he tweeted on Tuesday, "Just returned from Cave 3". The "Wild Boars" football team and the coach had been stuck in the cave since June 23.

"Although his technology is good and sophisticated it's not practical for this mission", Mr Narongsak said.

That tweet too was deleted. He hit back at his critics this week, saying the dive team had instructed him to keep working on the submarine.

Stanton replied: "It is absolutely worth continuing with the development of this system in as timely a manner as feasible".

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