Elon Musk is posting photos and videos of the Thai cave rescue operation — but SpaceX won’t confirm or deny his whereabouts

Business Insider | 7/9/2018 | Rosie Perper
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Just got back from Cave 3

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Elon Musk has posted video and photos from inside the cave in Thailand where four boys and their soccer coach remain trapped.

Business Insider contacted SpaceX and they could not confirm or deny whether Musk was actually in Thailand.

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Musk has expressed his desire to help with rescue efforts on social media, and orchestrated the creation of a "kid-size submarine."

Experts have previously said Musk's plans may not be of much use due to huge numbers of rescuers already working on the mission and their success in so far bringing eight out of the 12 boys to safety.

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Elon Musk has posted on photos and video from inside the cave in Thailand where four boys and their soccer coach remain trapped, but SpaceX won't confirm or deny his whereabouts.

Musk posted photos on his Twitter account at around 5:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, reportedly from inside and outside of the cave.

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"Just returned from Cave 3," read the caption, likely referring to Chamber Three, a crucial part of the cave system about 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) from the entrance. "Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team."

In another post around 5:30 a.m., this time on Instagram, several people are seen wading through the waters of the cave with headlights guided by rope.

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"Just got back from Cave 3," the caption reads.

Musk has been posting on social media about wanting to help rescue efforts in Thailand, but there has been no confirmation that he actually traveled to the Southeast Asian country himself.

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