Body of Cruise Ship Passenger Who Fell From 10th-story Deck Recovered by Divers
The body of a man who fell from the 10th-story deck of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico has reportedly been recovered by rescue divers.The passenger went overboard from the deck of the Oasis of the Seas ship, at around 7.40 p.m. local time on Wednesday, CBS News reporter David Begnaud wrote on Twitter.Coast…
The body of a man who fell from the 10th-story deck of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico has reportedly been recovered by rescue divers.
The passenger went overboard from the deck of the Oasis of the Seas ship, at around 7.40 p.m. local time on Wednesday, CBS News reporter David Begnaud wrote on Twitter.
Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the ship was in San Juan Bay when the passenger went overboard.
A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean Cruises, which operates the ship, told Newsweek that security footage suggests the man “intentionally” went overboard.
“We are assisting authorities with their investigation of the death of a male guest in San Juan, Puerto Rico,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Security footage indicates the man intentionally went overboard from Oasis of the Seas. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
The body of the passenger, whose name has not been released but is described as a white male by Begnaud, was recovered shortly before midnight.
WTSP reported that shortly after the passenger fell, the ship’s crew gathered passengers to conduct a roll call in a bid to identify the person who fell overboard, according to Jared Maples, a passenger on the ship.
No further details about the passenger were released.
Begnaud added that the U.S. Coast Guard had established a safety zone permitting no ship to enter or exit the port until the investigation is complete.
He said the ship, now docked in San Juan’s port, is hosting an Atlantis cruise catering to the LGBTQ+ community.
The U.S. Coast Guard have been contacted for comment.