Particles and presumed human remains from the Titan had been this week recovered and returned to land after a world search-and-rescue operation completed and the submersible’s 5 passengers had been presumed lifeless.
The vessel imploded on a dive to view the well-known Titanic shipwreck, which sits at a depth of 12,500ft within the north Atlantic.
The CEO of OceanGate, which organised the dive, Stockton Rush, 61, was on board, together with British explorer Hamish Harding, 58, Shahzada Dawood, 48, his son, Suleman Dawood, 19, and French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet, 77.
Whereas some had hailed such underwater journeys as a part of a brand new chapter in marine exploration, others pointed to security issues that had been raised years earlier than the watercraft went lacking.
All through historical past there have been numerous tales of human adventures ending in horrific circumstances.
From an adventurer eaten by the bears he beloved to an intrepid kayaker killed by a distant tribe, right here MailOnline appears to be like at tragic deaths of adventurers through the years.
Specialists repeatedly raised security fears in regards to the Titan submersible earlier than the tragedy
US kayaker killed by bow and arrow-wielding tribesmen
American Christian missionary John Allen Chau, 26, was shot lifeless with arrows in November 2018 by tribesman when he arrived at North Sentinel Island – one of many world’s most remoted areas in India’s Andaman islands that’s off-limits to guests.
He had paid native fishermen to take him there earlier than making the remainder of the journey to the shore alone in a kayak on November 15.
Chau launched himself to some members of the Sentinelese tribe after which paddled away rapidly after they started stringing their bows.
On one other go to that day, Chau interacted with among the tribespeople, providing presents equivalent to a soccer and fish however they grew to become indignant and shot an arrow at him, hitting a e-book he was carrying and he swiftly retreated.
Chau made his method again to the island the next day, which is when the fishermen stated they later noticed the tribe dragging his physique away.
John Allen Chau, 26, was shot lifeless with arrows in November 2018 by tribesman when he arrived at North Sentinel Island
Clouds hold over North Sentinel Island, in India’s southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands (File Photograph)
DailyMail.com obtained the letter Chau wrote to his dad and mom, in addition to a number of journal entries previous to his dying that element how he was dedicated to educating the tribe about Jesus.
‘You guys may suppose I am loopy in all this however I believe it is price it to declare Jesus to those individuals,’ he wrote within the letter to his dad and mom.
‘Please don’t be indignant at them or at God if I get killed.
‘Moderately please reside your lives in obedience to no matter he has referred to as you to and I am going to see you once more while you cross by way of the veil. This isn’t a pointless factor – the everlasting lives of this tribe is at hand and I can not wait to see them across the throne of God worshiping in their very own language as Revelations 7:9-10 states.’
He added: ‘I really like you all and I pray none of you like something on this world greater than Jesus Christ.’
Chau signed off the letter together with his identify and ‘Soli Deo gloria’, which is Latin for Glory to God alone. The letter is dated November 16, which is someday after the fishermen stated they first transported him to the island.
Killed in a helicopter crash – then ‘eaten by brown bears’
The wreckage was from the helicopter was found on July 17, 2022, a day after the crash, and a few eight miles away from the Uzon volcano
A former Russian biathlon star-turned pilot and two rich Russian vacationers on a sightseeing journey had been killed in a helicopter crash in July 2022, earlier than being dragged away and gnawed by bears.
Ex-sportsman Igor Malinovskii, 25, was piloting a Robinson helicopter within the well-liked vacationer area of Kamchatka when it got here down on July 16.
Communications had been misplaced with the helicopter attributable to dangerous climate. It’s believed to have caught fireplace because it crashed to the bottom.
Two of passengers – who had been on an elite vacationer journey – had been recognized as well-known businesswoman Zoya Kaygorodova, in her mid-30s, and Sergey Kolesnyak, a 39-year-old cell phone firm government at Tele2.
Rescuers discovered the charred stays of the helicopter – named Nadezhda, or Hope – within the Valley of the Geysers within the Kamchatka peninsula, within the far east of Russia.
Ex-sportsman Igor Malinovskii, 25, was piloting a Robinson helicopter within the well-liked vacationer area of Kamchatka when it got here down on July 16, 2022
The positioning of the Robinson helicopter crash on the Kamchatka peninsula
In October 2003, Timothy Treadwell and his companion Amie Huguenard had been mauled to dying by a bear at Katmai Nationwide Park in Alaska. The 2005 documentary Grizzly man, directed by Werner Herzog, particulars the lead-up to the incident
The wreckage was found on July 17, a day after the crash, and a few eight miles away from the Uzon volcano. Photos confirmed mangled steel and scorched earth on the website the place the helicopter crashed.
‘The stays of lifeless vacationers after the crash of a Robinson helicopter in Kamchatka had been dragged away by bears,’ 5TV reported, citing native sources.
Human stays had been reported to have been discovered away from the crash website.
The vacationers had been a part of a gaggle on a £4,250 journey to Kamchatka, a bear-infested peninsula well-known for its picturesque panorama of volcanoes, geysers and glaciers. Kaygorodova had organised the journey.
The incident evoked the 2005 documentary Grizzly man, directed by Werner Herzog, which particulars the lead-up to bear fanatic Timothy Treadwell and his companion Amie Huguenard being mauled to dying at Katmai Nationwide Park in Alaska in October 2003.
Treadwell recorded greater than 100 hours of footage detailing what he believed to be shut friendships with the bears till someday one in every of them turned on him, savaging his girlfriend when she tried to intervene.
Crushed to dying by ice in frozen cave
The Brazilian man was exploring the Jimbo Cave, also referred to as the Ice Cave, within the Andorra Valley close to the world’s southernmost metropolis of Ushuaia when he was struck by a block of ice that fell from a top of 50ft
A vacationer was killed on November 2, 2022 after an enormous block of ice from a frozen cave smashed down onto his head in Argentina.
The Brazilian man was exploring the Jimbo Cave, also referred to as the Ice Cave, within the Andorra Valley, when he was struck by the ice that fell from a top of 50ft.
One other hiker was filming in the meanwhile when the tragedy struck, as they ignored indicators warning them to keep away from the off-limits space for their very own security.
Footage reveals the unnamed sufferer strolling in the direction of the mouth of the cave, a gap underneath a glacier, as one in every of his companions warned him to take care.
Some members of the group appeared to cease and heed his warning momentarily earlier than transferring ahead once more, however the individual on the entrance appeared to pay no consideration and carried on strolling in the direction of the cave whereas recording it on his cell phone.
Abruptly the ice roof cracked and an enormous chunk plummeted to the bottom instantly on prime of the explorer.
The person who had been filming their strategy to the cave instantly dropped his digicam as he warned colleagues to show again and keep away from any extra falling blocks of ice.
Emergency providers had been alerted at round 5pm native time however the vacationer was already lifeless by the point first responders arrived on foot following a six-mile hike to achieve the scene.
The spot the place the tragedy occurred is a part of the Tierra del Fuego Nationwide Park, which is on the Argentine a part of the island of Tierra del Fuego.
It was the primary shoreline nationwide park to be established in Argentina.
Native authorities sounded warnings in regards to the risks of going close to the Jimbo Cave after research had proven that it was liable to collapse.
A yr earlier rescue employees had reminded guests entry to the cave was prohibited for security causes.
Killed and ‘eaten by cannibal’
German vacationer Stefan Ramin 40, and his girlfriend Heike Dorsch had been on an island-hopping journey within the South Pacific when he was killed
German vacationer Stefan Ramin 40, and his girlfriend Heike Dorsch had been on an island-hopping journey within the South Pacific when he was killed on October 9, 2011.
The crime shocked the tiny island of Nuku Hiva which, with a inhabitants of simply greater than 2,000, was beforehand finest identified from the tales of Herman Melville, writer of Moby Dick.
Arihano Haiti, 33, a registered vacationer information, was discovered responsible of killing Ramin on Nuku Hiva, in French Polynesia, and sexually assaulting his girlfriend.
Haiti was first arrested in 2011, amid claims that he had taking Ramin looking then killed him, carved him up and eaten components of his physique earlier than setting fireplace to what remained.
He then returned to the place Ramin’s girlfriend was ready, tied her up and sexually assaulted her.
He fled when she escaped and raised the alarm, happening the run for 50 days earlier than giving himself up.
A French Polynesian court docket heard that investigators had been unable to show the claims of cannibalism and prosecutors accused Haiti of taking pictures the German man within the head, slicing up the physique after which burning it.
Arihano Haiti, 33, a registered vacationer information, was discovered responsible of killing Ramin on Hiva, in French Polynesia, and sexually assaulting his girlfriend
Ramin and his girlfriend had moored their Turkish-bought catamaran Baju off the coast of Nuku Hiva on September 16, as a part of a deliberate two-year stint island hopping round Polynesia.
Ramin had employed Haiti – a information registered with authorities on the island – to take him into the island’s inside on a goat hunt. He by no means returned.
Police stated Haiti went again to the boat to attempt to lure Ramin’s girlfriend into the jungle by claiming that Ramin had been concerned in an accident and wanted assist.
She was suspicious and refused to go together with him, however he had then ended up sexually assaulting her anyway and tying her to a tree.
After she escaped and alerted authorities, Ramin’s burnt stays had been discovered.
Among the many embers investigators discovered a jawbone, tooth and melted steel – believed to be fillings.
Ramin, a fanatical sailor, was a former enterprise adviser. He stored an everyday weblog of his journey which begun in 2008 and one in every of his final entries learn: ‘I search freedom and adventures’.
Torn to shreds by lions
David Pleydell-Bouverie, who had taken a job as a safari assistant throughout a college hole yr, was savaged after one of many lions entered his tent on the shores of Lake Kariba in August 1998 (File Photograph)
A British man was torn to shreds by a pleasure of 12 lions whereas on a safari in Zimbabwe.
The 19-year-old died after he slept together with his tent open, breaking the principles of the safari.
David Pleydell-Bouverie, who had taken a job as a safari assistant throughout a college hole yr, was savaged after one of many lions entered his tent on the shores of Lake Kariba in August 1998.
In a terrified state, he ran from the tent solely to be set upon by one other 11 lions.
Safari guides tried to warn the large cats off by lighting flares, driving a Land-Rover at them and setting a shirt ablaze.
However the teen was confirmed lifeless on arrival.
The inquest was heard that Pleydell-Bouverie ran from his tent after the lion caught its head inside.
David Boyle, one of many vacationers on the photographic safari, stated in a press release learn to the inquest: ‘I woke as much as go to the bathroom. I heard an extended yell, however I did not know if it was human or animal. The yell was lengthy and loud and was abruptly lower off, adopted by the extended sound of growling of animals, which I assumed was lions.’
Safari information Bradley Fouche stated: ‘At roughly 1.30am I used to be woken by David calling my identify. Within the moonlight I noticed motion and realised that for some motive David was working away from his tent. I took my handgun and my torch to attempt to see what was happening. David disappeared into the bush. I used to be unable to differentiate particular person shapes. I lit flares which detonated to make a loud noise. Within the gentle of the flare I might see David was surrounded and coated by roughly 12 lions.
‘I attempted to see if I might get a transparent shot of the lions with out hitting David. I informed the tent employees to get the automobile and drive it on the lions, to get them to disperse and for additional gentle. It wasn’t doable to get a transparent shot and when the automobile arrived I realised I might do nothing additional for David.’
Fouche stated a lioness’s tooth was later found inside Pleydell-Bouverie’s tent, noting that two lions that had been shot after the assault had been discovered to be accountable.
Fouche stated that after the mauling he ordered all of the employees and vacationers to fetch their footwear inside 30 seconds.
He then loaded the celebration into a ship and set off for Spurwing Island, the place they spent the remainder of the safari in a resort.
Pleydell-Bouverie, the grandson of the seventh earl of Radnor, attended the distinguished Harrow Faculty in North London, and would have inherited his household’s 2,000-acre property.
Victims of the Alaskan wilderness
The bus and Chris McCandless’ doomed journey climbing the Alaska wilderness had been first made well-known in Jon Krakauer’s 1996 e-book which Sean Penn made right into a film in 2007
A newlywed lady from Belarus was swept away by a river in Alaska and died in July 2019 whereas attempting to achieve an deserted bus made well-known by the e-book and movie Into the Wild.
Veramika Maikamava and her husband, Piotr Markielau, each 24, had been heading for the bus the place hiker Christopher McCandless met his dying in 1992.
Markielau referred to as troopers in Fairbanks to report his spouse’s dying throughout a hike, Alaska State Troopers stated.
The couple, who had been married lower than a month, had been attempting to cross the Teklanika River alongside the Stampede Path close to Healy when the girl was swept underwater.
The river was flowing excessive and quick due to current rains.
Maikamava had misplaced her footing as the 2 waded by way of waist-high water whereas holding a rope spanning the size of the crossing.
Her husband discovered her about 100 toes downriver however she was already lifeless, in response to the experiences.
The bus and Chris McCandless’ doomed journey climbing the Alaska wilderness had been first made well-known in Jon Krakauer’s 1996 e-book which Sean Penn made right into a film in 2007
A trooper and volunteers from the Tri-Valley Hearth Division reached the scene on ATVs and took her physique to the state medical expert.
The bus and Chris McCandless’ doomed journey climbing the Alaska wilderness had been first made well-known in Jon Krakauer’s 1996 e-book which Sean Penn made right into a film in 2007.
McCandless spent the summer time of 1992 residing within the bus earlier than he was discovered lifeless.
He hiked into the Alaska wilderness with little meals and gear and was discovered lifeless within the automobile virtually 4 months later.
His official explanation for dying was reported as hunger however analysis undertaken afterwards has steered that it’s extremely doubtless that the consumption of H alpinum seeds contributed to his dying.
Hikers from all around the world have since trekked out to the Alaskan wilderness to retrace McCandless’ final steps.
Dissolved in Yellowstone sizzling spring
Colin Scott, 23, from Oregon, was climbing by way of a prohibited part of Yellowstone nationwide park on June 7, 2016, together with his sister, Sable, when he fell right into a sizzling spring and couldn’t get out (File Photograph)
A person who died and ‘dissolved’ after falling right into a boiling, acidic sizzling spring at Yellowstone nationwide park had been searching for a spot to swim.
Colin Scott, 23, from Oregon, was climbing by way of a prohibited part of Yellowstone nationwide park on June 7, 2016, together with his sister, Sable, when he fell right into a sizzling spring and couldn’t get out.
The pair had been searching for a spot to ‘sizzling pot’, an criminal activity that includes swimming in one in every of Yellowstone’s thermal options.
Sable was taking footage of the pair ‘deliberately’ strolling off the Norris Geyser Basin’s boardwalk when her brother fell into the recent spring.
The second he slipped and fell after he reached down to check the water, in addition to her efforts to rescue him, had been recorded on the smartphone.
There was no cellular service on the basin, so Sable Scott went again to a close-by museum for assist.
Grim video clips of the ordeal had been withheld from public launch.
When park officers appeared on the scene, components of Colin’s head, arms and higher torso may very well be seen within the sizzling spring.
Scott (pictured) was visiting his sister from Portland, Oregon, and had lately graduated from faculty
The dearth of motion indicated that he had succumbed to excessive temperatures, inflicting extreme thermal burns, and he was decided to have already died.
His v-neck shirt was seen and there seemed to be a cross resting upon his face, US park ranger Phil Strehle wrote in a June 9 report.
An incoming lightning storm meant that the rescuers had been unable to tug his dissolved physique from the recent springs and when officers returned the next morning there have been no traces of him.
The restoration crew concluded that his stays had been dissolved as a result of acidic nature of the recent springs, although a pair of his flip flops and his pockets had been recovered.
Water temperatures on the basin are usually round 93C within the basin. On the time when his physique was discovered, rescuers recorded a temperature of 100C, at which level water begins to boil.
Warning indicators direct guests to remain on the boardwalk on the website.
Colin was visiting his sister from Portland, Oregon, and had lately graduated from faculty.
The Nationwide Park Service famous that sizzling springs have injured or killed extra individuals in Yellowstone than every other pure function.
Trampled to dying by elephant
Ayman Sayed Elshahany was travelling together with his three companions on a safari sport drive. They stopped alongside the way in which and an elephant charged at Elshahany, killing him on the spot (File Photograph)
A Saudi vacationer was trampled to dying by an elephant in a Uganda after getting out of his automotive to urinate.
The assault occurred in January 2022 at Murchison Falls Nationwide Park, a preferred vacationer vacation spot.
Ayman Sayed Elshahany was travelling together with his three companions on a safari sport drive.
The group had stopped that morning for a break and all of them had left the rented automobile that morning to alleviate themselves, in response to native experiences.
‘They stopped alongside the way in which and the deceased went out of the automotive, an elephant charged at him, killed him on the spot,’ Bashir Hangi from the Uganda Wildlife Authority stated.
Elshahany had walked the furthest and couldn’t attain the automotive in time.
The nationwide park permits guests to roam the positioning with out a information in their very own autos.
No motion was reported to have taken place in opposition to the elephant.
It was prone to have been in musth, a periodic state of a bull elephant characterised by elevated testosterone manufacturing and elevated aggression.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority stated in a press release: ‘Could the deceased’s soul relaxation in peace.’
The wildlife park’s officers stated they might evaluate safety protocols for vacationers visiting the park to keep away from a repeat of the incident, in response to Hangi.
Residents of the Karusandara sub-county in Kasese district had demanded that the UWA arrange extra ranger outposts to stave off animal assaults locally after a 60-year-old man was killed by an elephant.
In 2018, a three-year-old was taken from his household and devoured by a leopard on the Queen Elizabeth Nationwide Park in Uganda.
After the incident, Hangi stated: ‘As soon as it has eaten human flesh, the temptations are excessive to eat one other human being.’
Misplaced within the wilderness
Geraldine Largay (pictured along with her husband), from Brentwood, Tennessee, disappeared on July 22, 2013 after leaving the path
A 66-year-old hiker who was discovered lifeless two years after she went lacking on the Appalachian Path stored a journal of her ordeal after getting misplaced within the wilderness.
Geraldine Largay, from Brentwood, Tennessee, disappeared on July 22, 2013 after leaving the path.
She left a heartbreaking word to whoever discovered her stays begging them to name her husband and daughter to allow them to know she had died.
The final entry, dated on August 28 2013, revealed that she survived for at the least 26 days after she received misplaced whereas going off the path to alleviate herself.
On one torn-out web page, dated August 6, Largay wrote: ‘Whenever you discover my physique, please name my husband George and my daughter Kerry.
‘It will likely be the best kindness for them to know that I’m lifeless and the place you discovered me – irrespective of what number of years from now.
‘Please discover it in your coronary heart to mail the contents of this bag to one in every of them.’
Contained in the bag was her cell phone and the journal.
In a 1,500-page report into her dying, seen by the Boston Globe, the Maine Warden Service revealed Largay tried to textual content her husband after getting misplaced, however the messages by no means went by way of due to poor reception.
Following Largay’s disappearance, the Warden Service launched one of many largest and most intensive search operations in its historical past with a view to attempt to observe her down
A photograph taken by one other hiker and included within the Maine Warden Service report on the disappearance of and seek for Appalachian Path hiker Geraldine Largay reveals Largay behind the Poplar Ridge lean-to in Redington Township
Wardens imagine Largay went to greater floor in an try to get higher sign earlier than making camp on a raised knoll.
Her equipment, which included a tent, Mylar blanket and rain gear, had been all used throughout her virtually month-long ordeal earlier than she died from lack of meals and publicity.
Her skeletal stays had been found by the Maine Warden Service in October 2015 on property owned by the US Navy in Redington, three miles away from the place she was final seen.
Following her disappearance, the Warden Service launched one of many largest and most intensive search operations in its historical past with a view to attempt to observe her down.
The search space coated 23 sq. miles and concerned groups of wardens and volunteers scouring the terrain.
At one level a canine crew led by wardens got here inside 100 yards of her campsite, in response to the Portland Press Herald, however her stays weren’t found.
Her stays had been ultimately discovered after two surveyors doing environmental work stumbled upon her campsite by chance.
Wardens stated the truth that the stays had been inside a sealed tent doubtless meant the canine had been unable to choose up on her scent.
The world the place she was found was described as being so densely forested that solely skilled wardens had been allowed to look there.