Elon Musk calls Brit diver in Thai cave rescue a 'pedo guy'

Elon Musk calls Brit diver in Thai cave rescue a 'pedo guy'

After receiving criticism for his participation (or lack thereof) in the Thai cave rescue, Elon Musk tweeted insults at the diver credited for leading the mission that saved the 12 boys and their coach.

The Thai Navy has since said it may use the submarine at some point in the future, but if Unsworth is to be believed, it won't be for tricky cave rescues.

Musk created a "kid-size submarine" and went to Thailand to assist in the rescue, but authorities ended up not needing his device.

Vernon Unsworth, an explorer who is an expert in the cave, dismissed Musk's submarine was "a PR stunt" in an interview with CNN.

He "can stick his submarine where it hurts", said Vern Unsworth, adding that in his opinion the submarine wouldn't have made it 50 metres into the cave and it was "just a PR stunt". "He had no conception of what the cave passage was like", adding that the submarine "wouldn't have gone round any corners or round any obstacles".

But the head of the rescue mission dismissed the option in favour of sticking with the plan for experienced cave divers to help the boys swim out.

Elon Musk called a hero British cave diver who criticized him a "pedo guy".

Immediately, Twitter users bombarded his account with requests to delete what appears to be an accusation of pedophilia.

"It just had absolutely no chance of working", he continued.

"Mr Musk's desire to help was commendable", she wrote.

Elon Musk went on a weird rant against a British diver involved in last week's Thai cave rescue after the diver mocked the billionaire tech entrepreneur's proposed plan to help with the mission. "We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo".

"Just returned from Cave 3".

"Right now, I have one of the world's best engineering teams who normally design spaceships and spacesuits working on this thing 24 hours a day", Musk's email to Stanton dated July 8 read.

Meanwhile the two Australians who helped in the worldwide rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team were given diplomatic immunity in the event anything went wrong during the treacherous rescue.