Suleman Dawood, the 19-year-old British university student who died in the tragic Titanic submarine implosion, was afraid about the trip and only joined the crew to please his dad for Father’s Day, according to Azmeh Dawood, his aunt.
Azmeh told NBC News that Suleman told a relative he wasn’t feeling well but felt obligated to impress his father, who was particularly interested in the 1912 shipwreck.
She said, “I am thinking of Suleman, who is 19, in there, just perhaps gasping for breath… It’s been crippling, to be honest.”
Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman were two of the five people killed when the OceanGate submersible imploded.
The other victims were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French Navy veteran Paul-Henri (PH) Nargeolet, and British billionaire Hamish Harding.
They had been missing since the Titan sub went missing on Sunday, resulting in a tense search for the crew.