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3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

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Photo courtesy of Elon Musk (Twitter) Photo courtesy of Elon Musk (Twitter)

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - The Thai official overseeing the effort to rescue members of a teen soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says a third rescue operation has begun Tuesday and aims to bring out the remaining four boys and their coach.

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn says the rescue mission began at 10.08 a.m. and involves 19 divers. He said a medic and three SEALS in the cave, who've been looking after those trapped, will also come out.

Narongsak said, "We expect that if there is no unusual condition ... the 4 boys, 1 coach, the doctor, and 3 SEALs who have been with the boys since first day will come out today."

The eight boys rescued after being trapped for more than two weeks were described as generally healthy.

While the eyes of the world have been focused on the Thai soccer team being rescued in a cave, entrepreneur Elon Musk has been hatching a plan.

The Space-X and Tesla founder arrived in Thailand with a miniature 'kid sized' submarine Monday.

Musk shared some of his thoughts via his Twitter account.

He also shared pictures and video of engineers testing the mini sub in a Los Angeles pool - maneuvering the device through simulated passageways.

So far, eight of the 13 people have already been rescued from the cave.

Musk says he hopes the device could help in the rescue of the remaining people.

If not, he says he hopes the device could be helpful in a future situation.

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