Various news outlets have reported that a male passenger aboard the Carnival Horizon cruise ship fell four stories – from the ninth deck to the fifth deck – resulting in his death.
A decision to call in advanced medical support and a helicopter evacuation was not enacted due to the timing, extent and severity of the man’s injuries.
The incident occurred on Friday evening (Nov. 15) as the Carnival Horizon was making its way back to port in Miami. The vessel had been on a week-long cruise in the Caribbean.
Other news reports say the family is working with police and other authorities in the investigation of the death.
Unfortunately, accidents occur with regularity on Carnival Cruise Ships around the globe.
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WinkNews.com: Carnival cruise passenger dies after falling four stories on ship
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