On Thursday, the father of a 17-year-old victim released video, captured on his son's cell phone, showing the last moments of several teenagers aboard the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month.

Initially, the teenagers found the situation humorous. "Are we becoming Titanic?" asks one student, according to a translation provided by the New York Times. Another says, "This is fun!" One teen mocks another for putting on a life jacket.

Later, as the boat continues to tilt, a sense of panic sinks in. "This looks like the end," a boy says, as another interrupts to say goodbye to his parents: "Mom, Dad, I love you."


The boy who filmed the video, 17-year-old Park Su-hyeon, died in the accident. Rescue workers discovered his phone and returned it to his father, Park Jong-dae. Park released it to the media on Thursday, saying he wanted to show the boat's condition as it sank.

As of Wednesday night, the death toll from the disaster stood at 213, with 89 still missing. The majority of the passengers were high school students taking a class trip .