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Thai Cave Diver Trashes Elon Musk’s ‘PR Stunt’: He Can ‘Stick His Submarine Where it Hurts’

A British rescue worker spoke to CNN about Elon Musk‘s offer to help extract children trapped inside the cave in Thailand with a miniature submarine, and dismissed the idea as a useless “PR stunt.”

Vern Unsworth, a diver who was “instrumental” in rescuing the 12 Thai schoolboys trapped inside a flooded cave, was asked by CNN for his thoughts on the offer made by the founder of Tesla and SpaceX.

Musk travelled to Thailand earlier this week to present his device, a small vessel that he said could help transport the children out of the cave.

“He can stick his submarine where it hurts,” Unsworth said. “It just had absolutely no chance of working”

Unsworth explained that Musk “had no conception of what the cave passage was like,” and that the length of the entrepreneur’s vessel would have hindered it from navigating the cave.

“It wouldn’t have made the first fifty meters into the cave,” he said, shaking his head. “Just a PR stunt.”

When CNN noted that Musk visited the cave, Unsworth pointed out that he was “asked to leave very quickly.”

“And so he should have been.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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