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20-Year-Old Cruise Passenger Confirmed Dead on Norwegian Getaway

By ,   June 6, 2019 ,   Accidents

A 20-year-old man has died on board a Norwegian Cruise Line's ship anchored off Scotland's coast, with 2 fellow travellers falling ill and needing to be taken off the vessel for medical treatment.

The unidentified man died on Norwegian Getaway on June 3 before the ship docked at Port Newhaven Harbour (Edinburgh City) on June 4. According to police, the death was being treated as "unexplained but not suspicious." A further indication has not been provided as to the potential cause. 

Two other unidentified cruise passengers were also taken off the cruise ship in Edinburgh after falling ill. Police said that the two were "taken into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service in connection with medical matters which are believed to be unrelated to the man's death."

Norwegian Getaway cruise ship

Emergency crews rushed to the harbor at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday when authorities were informed that the two passengers were unwell. According to a spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service, a special operations team and an ambulance were dispatched to Newhaven Harbour.

For other Norwegian Getaway accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.