A man’s body was found after a passenger fell off the Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship. Earlier this week, officials got word that a 54 year old man had fallen into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials looked at surveillance video, which confirmed the fall. The ship immediately launched a search and rescue operation. However, the man’s body was not found until the next morning. The body was taken to Mexico and will be sent to the U.S.
The cruise was on the last part of a five-day cruise. It launched from Galveston and was expected to arrive back in Galveston later than planned because of the accident. According to Carnival, the company is providing support to the accident victim’s travelling companions.
This accident is the third death from falling on a cruise ship in recent months. A Virginia Tech student fell overboard a Carnival ship in March, and his body was not found. His case is being considered as an accident. A 27 year old man either fell overboard or jumped in December as a Holland America ship was returning to Tampa. His remains washed up near Clearwater, Florida. His death was ruled accidental.
Although cruises can be a lot of fun for passengers, they can also be very dangerous. Many accidents on cruise ships are the fault of passengers, many of which involve alcohol. However, many accidents are caused by the negligence of cruise lines. Cruise officials may try to cut corners on safety in order to save money.
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