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Possible human remains recovered from Titan wreckage, Coast Guard says

By Andrea Salcedo

29 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Presumed human remains have been recovered from within the wreckage of the Titan submersible, which imploded in the North Atlantic last week, killing five people.

Authorities on Wednesday said they appear to have recovered human remains within the Titan submersible wreckage that was pulled from the North Atlantic and unloaded at a port in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

An American medical team will analyze the remains as the U.S. Coast Guard begins a high-level investigation into the cause of the Titan's implosion last week that killed five people, the branch said in a statement. The vessel's experimental carbon fiber design raised concerns among experts years before its destruction, and could prompt more regulatory oversight of the submersible industry.

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