Fact Check: Video does NOT Show Last Moments of Titan Sub Victims

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  • by: Rebaz Majeed
Fact Check: Video does NOT Show Last Moments of Titan Sub Victims Not Victims

Does the video show the last moments of the Titan Sub victims? No, that's not true. The video that is circulating, claiming to be the last moments of the Titan Sub victims, is actually a vlog video by American YouTuber Jake Koehler about his Titanic sub tourism expedition.

The claim appeared in a video (archived here) where it was published on TikTok by @farah_top_trends on June 26, 2023 under the title "Live video documenting the last moments of Titan Sub victims."

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Fri Jul 14 12:57:15 2023 UTC)

The video was published by many other accounts on the platform making the same claim, such as in here, here and here.

Lead Stories found out that the video is not of the Titan Sub victims, but is a vlog video by American Youtuber Jake Koehler, published on his Youtube Channel @DALLMYD on June 23, 2023.

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Under the caption of the video, Koehler wrote:

In this video I share my personal experience with OceanGate Expeditions during Mission III, 2023. My condolences goes out to the people who passed away and their family members.

The content published by the Youtube channel usually consists of Jake Koehler's scuba diving adventures and this particular video of him has been viewed by more than 9 million viewers by the time of writing this article.

  Rebaz Majeed

Rebaz Majeed is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. He is a multilingual freelance journalist and researcher. He worked for five years as a reporter for Voice of America (VOANews) in Iraq. Currently, he is pursuing his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East at Free Berlin University. Rebaz brings extensive knowledge and expertise to his role at LeadStories.

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