Elon Musk will use the expertise of his teams of SpaceX and Boring Company to try and help to rescue 12 boys and their football coach. They are trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Thailand. They have been there since June 23 and efforts are on to bring them out of the cave. Musk has deputed a team of experts from his Boring Company and SpaceX to assist the government in its rescue mission.

CNN reports that it is a difficult mission because of the topography and Musk’s teams, along with many other volunteers and experts will have to study the issue to decide on the course of action to save the soccer team.

A statement issued by the Thai government on Facebook said that Elon Musk “may provide services for location tracking, water pumping or battery power."

Elon Musk could be the savior

The tech billionaire Elon Musk has a superior range of technology at his disposal because of Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company. The last one is involved in tunnels which could help in the Thai rescue mission. The boys are members of the Wild Boar Soccer team. They had gone for practice with their coach, but later went for a bit of an adventure together and entered the cave. They were trapped when a sudden downpour flooded the narrow tunnels.

There is the danger of the monsoon season looming and already, a Thai Navy diver lost his life trying to navigate through the tunnels to reach them, CNN reported.

If Musk can help find a way, it will reduce the risks involved. At the moment divers have to swim for nearly five hours and pass through rough and narrow channels to get to the boys.

Musk’s team may attempt to make an air tunnel

Experts from Elon Musk’s Boring Company have advanced equipment with them and feel an air tunnel could be part of the solution.

Local rescue teams have already tried to access the probable location without success. There is a dense forest in the surrounding areas and the rescue mission must consider various environmental factors.

ABC News adds that in the opinion of Kelvin Brown, an Australian expert who had rescued miners trapped in Chile in 2010, drilling is the only way out.

They were trapped 700 meters below the ground. However, in this case, the situation is different because, in Chile, they were drilling into a mine with known rock structures and features. In Thailand, it will be into a tourist cave. In Chile, the drilling had to be done through hard volcanic rock but in Thailand, it will be through soft ground or limestone.

It will be a time-consuming process to get the drilling rigs in position and the trapped boys could be in some danger from falling rocks. Nevertheless, it is worth making the attempt to get the boys out of the cave.