Teenager on Titanic sub trip was 'terrified'

Teenager on Titanic sub trip was 'terrified'

The 19-year-old victim, Suleman Dawood, who joined his billionaire father, Shahaza, was "terrified" of going on the trip to go view the Titanic. His family said that the teenager "wasn't very up for it" but he wanted to spend time with his father over Father's Day. 

Suleman Dawood Titan Sub

Earlier this week, it was reported that the five men on the Titan submersible to go view the Titanic were declared dead. 

READ: All five on Titanic sub dead after 'catastrophic' implosion

On board were British explorer Hamish Harding, French submarine expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani-British tycoon Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, and Stockton Rush, CEO of the sub's operator OceanGate Expeditions.

On Thursday, it was announced that an underwater robot had discovered a "debris field" in the search area.

Later, it was discovered that the five men died of a "catastrophic implosion". 

Billionaire Shahaza Dawood and his son, Suleman, 19, were two of the five men in the sub. 

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In an interview with NBC News, Shahaza's aunt and sister said that Suleman "wasn't very up for it" and he felt "terrified".

He still decided to go on the trip to spend time with his father over the Father's Day weekend. His father was passionate about the stories of the Titanic. 

The family is devastated by the sad news. 

"It's an unreal situation." 

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