The people onboard included OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, billionaire and adventurer Hamish Harding, businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman and French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet.
OceanGate addressed the tragedy in a statement to the public.
These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans.
“Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.”
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