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Unsworth has said he is considering legal action against the billionaire entrepreneur, who is chief executive of the electric auto maker Tesla.

A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue has said he is considering suing Elon Musk for describing him as a "pedo".

Mr Unsworth told the AFP news agency that he would make a decision on whether he takes legal action against Mr Musk after flying back to the United Kingdom this week.

However, hours later, a dive team began extracting the children and did not use the submarine. Musk also donates to Democratic causes.

Unsworth, 63, said he hadn't actually met Musk face to face when Musk visited the cave during the rescue effort.

In his defence, Musk posted on Twitter that leaders of the Thai rescue, in which all the boys and their coach were safely extracted, had asked him to build the mini-sub.

As such, he kindly invited Musk to stick the submarine "where it hurts".

"It just has absolutely no chance of working", CNN quoted Unsworth as saying about the submarine. "He had no conception of what the cave passage was like". The submarine, I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or round any obstacles.

It's not the first time that Musk has made baseless claims about critics. "In our view, your outburst at analysts on the March 2018 earnings call, your ongoing frustration with short sellers and the media, your June email exchange with the saboteur, and your confrontation on Twitter with cave diver Vern Unsworth each raised flags with investors".

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Musk deleted his tweet thread on Sunday evening, but Unsworth has saved copies. Thai navy seals escorted us in - total opposite of wanting us to leave.

The caver said he would make a decision when he flies back to the United Kingdom this week, but added that the episode with Musk "ain't finished".

Musk's Tesla has never earned an annual profit.

Musk responded with a tweet branding Unsworth a "pedo". When others criticized Musk's accusation that Unsworth was a pedophile, the billionaire added, "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true". The diver, who was still at the cave site assisting with clean-up, told the Guardian he was "astonished and very angry" and considering legal action.

He said he felt sorry that the squabble with Musk had detracted from the successful end to the rescue mission. "Well." He cleared his throat. "Well, [if] by definition rescuing 12 young boys.that puts everybody in the same context". Reuters could not reach Unsworth for comment.

A police officer in the Chiang Rai district where Unsworth has lived for seven years, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that no charges or complaints had ever been filed against Unsworth. "Yes, it's not finished".

The BBC has contacted Mr Musk, via his company Tesla, for comment.

Last month, he alleged sabotage at Tesla's operations by an employee, who responded by claiming to be a whistleblower.

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