The unidentified 36-year-old passenger jumped off the MSC Meraviglia at around 6:15 am on Thursday. wesh 2.
The cruise ship’s crew and the US Coast Guard immediately launched a boat and helicopter search and rescue operation, said a spokeswoman for MSC Cruises, which operates Meraviglia. Independent in a statement.
“Unfortunately, despite prompt rescue efforts, the passenger was fatally injured,” a spokesperson said.
Her body was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Port Canaveral, Florida, the Southeastern Office of the U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter.
“The cause of the incident is under investigation,” the Coast Guard said.
#preliminary report: The body of a 36-year-old woman was recovered from water approximately 18 miles offshore. #PortCanaveral Thursday morning after she went overboard from the cruise ship Meraviglia. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
— USCG Southeast (@USCG Southeast) December 15, 2022
MSC Cruises said Meraviglia’s advanced detection system detected a passenger’s fall.
The company said it would “provide full support to the authorities as they investigate this matter.”
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and extend our deepest condolences to the family and those affected.”
Earlier this month, cruise ship passengers spent the next 20 hours in the water. Fall off the carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
James Michael Grimes said he drank heavily and passed out before jumping into the ocean, only to see the cruise ship sail away.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/meraviglia-woman-overboard-florida-cruise-ship-b2246213.html 36-year-old woman found dead after falling from cruise ship to Florida