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16th Jul 2018

Diver involved in Thai cave rescue considers legal action against Elon Musk

Jade Hayden

A diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue is considering legal action against Elon Musk.

British caver Vernon Unsworth, who aided in the rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach last week, was attacked online by Musk yesterday.

The SpaceX CEO accused Unsworth of being a “pedo” in a string of tweets referencing the diver without naming him.

Musk did not provide any evidence for his claim. The tweet has since been deleted.

Unsworth had previously stated that Musk’s miniature submarine he had built to help rescue the trapped boys had “absolutely no chance of working.”

The experienced diver also called the submarine a “PR stunt” and said Musk could “stick his submarine where it hurts.”

Unsworth has said that he hasn’t seen the tweets in question but that he had heard about them.

He told AFP that he would consider legal action “if it’s what I think it is, yes.” He also added that his interaction with Musk “ain’t finished.”

All 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the Tham Luang cave last week, with many having been trapped for over two weeks.

They are now recovering in hospital and expected to return home on Thursday.