Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship

Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship

A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew recovered the unresponsive man from the water Tuesday afternoon and flew him to a waiting Emergency Medical Service crew on shore. He was then taken to the Olympic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

KOMO reports the captain of the Seven Seas Mariner said onboard video showed the man either falling or jumping from the eighth deck balcony.

A 1:30 p.m. call from the Carnival Vista brought a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to the ship, which was 138 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas.

Coast Guard crews recovered the body of a cruise ship passenger who went overboard near Neah Bay.

The cause of the incident is now under investigation.

A 73-year-old man has died after falling overboard from a cruise ship bound for Victoria Tuesday morning. "Our thoughts are with them in their time of grief".

"She was woken by a breeze coming from the balcony door that was cracked open", said petty officer Ali Flockerzi.

"We have no indication of why the individual went overboard", said the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest in a statement on twitter.

The Seven Seas Mariner sails between Vancouver, British Columbia, and ports in Alaska.

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