Elon Musk came under fire on Sunday after launching an extraordinary attack on a British diver who helped rescue the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, baselessly calling him a "pedo" on Twitter and then doubling down.
Unsworth, who provided mapping knowledge of the cave to rescuers, said Musk's prototype would have had "absolutely no chance of working". James Anderson, a partner at Baillie Gifford, Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder, said in a recent Bloomberg interview the company needed a period of "peace and execution", adding: "It would be good to just concentrate on the core task".
"He was one of the driving forces in getting everything done and clarifying for us divers what was going on".
Amid all the other big news today, Elon Musk went ahead and called a diver involved in the Thai cave rescue a "pedo guy".
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By the time he arrived numerous boys had already been rescued and British caver Vernon Unsworth, who lives in Thailand and has spent years exploring the Tham Luang cave system where the boys were trapped, said Musk's actions were a "PR stunt" and that the sub had "absolutely no chance of working". "Thai navy seals escorted us in - total opposite of wanting us to leave".
Vern Unsworth - who was on the global team of specialist cave divers at the scene - had told CNN that he thought the mini-submarine the Tesla chief sent to help with the rescue was a useless grab for attention.
The boys got stuck in the cave after wandering in on 23 June after football training only to find themselves trapped by rising floodwaters. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids' soccer team.
Musk fired back at this claim, saying the former provincial governor was "not the subject matter expert" and sharing his correspondence with leader of the dive rescue team Richard Stanton.
But the team was extricated by Tuesday, July 10, without the device.
He had had not contact with Musk throughout the rescue operation nor since - a situation he hopes will not change. "If the rain holds out it may well be used".