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Human remains at Titanic site

2012-04-15 16:14

New York - A US official says there may be human remains embedded in the mud of the North Atlantic where the New York-bound Titanic came to rest when it sank 100 years ago.

The director of maritime heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration says forensic evidence indicates signs of human remains at the shipwreck site.

James Delgado said on Saturday that one 2004 photograph shows a coat and boots in the mud. He says the way they are "laid out" makes a "compelling case" that it is where "someone has come to rest".

He released the full image week to coincide with the disaster's centenary. It was previously seen in a cropped version.

They were taken during a NOAA expedition.

The luxury liner went down in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after striking an iceberg just before midnight the day before.

Comments
  • pietopper - 2012-04-15 16:25

    Really? Who would have thought!

      Lynette - 2012-04-15 16:48

      Yes only a rocket sceintist would have worked that out

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-04-15 17:13

      Truly amazing and it's only taken a hundred years to come to that conclusion.

      Jayson - 2012-04-15 17:29

      Mabey it was just another prank done by those nasty little clown fish. Who placed the coat and boots there to totally throw us of course,, p.s. I know clown fish won't survive at that depth. Just a joke.

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