Elon Musk launches Twitter tirade against cave rescue diver

A British diver who took part in the Thailand cave rescue says he is considering suing Tesla's Elon Musk after Musk launched a Twitter tirade against him.

RELATED: All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thailand cave

Musk called Vern Unsworth a "pedo," or pedophile, in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Musk vented his anger after Unsworth said the mini submarine Musk sent to Thailand for the rescue was a publicity stunt. The sub was never used.

RELATED: Musk weighs in with cave rescue assistance

Unsworth's efforts in mapping the cave were credited with rescuing the 12 boys and their coach. But Musk questioned whether Unsworth was involved at all.

Unsworth says he's now considering suing because Musk called him a pedophile.
Copyright © 2019 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.