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Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Falling Overboard

By ,   January 23, 2020 ,   Accidents

The body of a 46-year-old man the USCG said had apparently jumped from a cruise liner docked in San Juan Puerto, was recovered Wednesday night, January 22. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas ship was hosting a voyage catering to the LGBTQ+ community. The Coast Guard said it had been called by San Juan police following a report of a passenger overboard. The USCG set up a "safety zone" and, together with local agencies launched boats and dive teams.

Divers recovered the body of a man from Naples Florida, a spokesperson for the USCG in San Juan revealed. Surveillance footage from the cruise ship showed the passenger going overboard. The footage showed what appeared to be a "clean jump" from around 180 ft (24 m) up.

Oasis Of The Seas cruise ship

Investigators were currently trying to determine what had motivated the man. Oasis OTS departure from San Juan was delayed due to the accident. 

At the time of the accident, the ship was on a 7-day, round-trip Atlantis Oasis 2020 Caribbean Cruise that departed Miami FL on January 19.

For other Oasis of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.