On June 23rd, a youth soccer team of 12 boys was reported missing after venturing into a cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The team, led by their 25-year-old coach, has been trapped deep inside the cave after a downpour prompted flooding, leaving them marooned. Rescue efforts have been mobilized, with dozens of Thai Navy SEALs dispatched by the government to provide relief in the form of food and supplies while the waters recede.
Now, with the rescue effort becoming something of an international spectacle, even tech tycoon Elon Musk is poised to offer help. On Thursday, the Space X, Tesla and Boring Company chief tweeted that he was sending engineers to Thailand, hoping to use science to wrest the boys from their plight.