Top YouTuber Mr Beast has claimed he turned down the chance to go on the doomed Titanic tourist submarine that went missing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The OceanGate Explorations submersible 'Titan' lost communication with its mothership Polar Prince roughly one hour and 45 minutes into its descent to the Titanic wreck last Sunday (June 18).
Sadly, on Thursday (June 22) it was confirmed that all five on-board – including a British national and two British residents – were dead as the wreckage was found in two debris fields around 1,600 feet from the Titanic site.
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And now, Mr Beast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – has said he actually turned down the chance to be on the deadly journey this month.
"I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it," he tweeted.
He revealed a screenshot of a message from an unidentified person who said 'the team' would be 'stoked to have you along'.
It comes as Royal Canadian Mounted Police are looking into the circumstances of the deaths.
Superintendent Kent Osmond says a team has been formed for a preliminary study into the tragedy that took place in a remote corner of the North Atlantic.
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The inspection will look into whether a full investigation is warranted, or if any laws have been broken, CBC reported.
He said the case is unique, partly because there are a "number of jurisdictions involved". Canada has jurisdiction to investigate offshore deaths.
When asked at a press conference whether there is any suspicion of criminal activity at the moment, Superintendent Osmond replied: “There is no suspicion of criminal activity per se, but the RCMP is taking initial steps to assess whether or not we will go down that road.”
This investigation will run parallel to the collaborative effort by the Canadian and US Transportation Safety Boards.
According to Rear Admiral John Mauger, debris found after the accident was consistent with a "catastrophic implosion".
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