Published: Thu, January 23, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

'Oasis of the Seas' cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard

'Oasis of the Seas' cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard

Local authorities join the U.S. Coast Guard on the search of a person who reportedly went overboard from a Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship just off Puerto Rico's north shore, in San Juan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Security footage shows the man intentionally went overboard.

Divers recovered the mans body. Our thoughts go out to the man's family and friends during this very hard time.

The last time that a passenger went overboard from the Oasis of the Seas was almost four years ago when a guest fell from the Royal Caribbean ship which was sailing in the Caribbean.

When news broke that the man had gone overboard, the coast guard sent out a rescue helicopter as well as a number of response boats. It is not known at this time what motivated the passenger to jump off the ship.

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A passenger has died after jumping from the 10th-story deck of the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas during an Atlantis Cruise catering to the LGBTQ community.

San Juan police said that due to privacy concerns and the on-going investigation there would be no comment at this time.

AP reported that Royal Caribbean responded with a court filing earlier this month, laying the blame for the child's fatal fall on her 51-year-old grandfather, Salvatore Anello.

The Coast Guard initially established a 300-yard "safety zone" perimeter around the ship, keeping two other nearby cruise ships from leaving the dock.

Oasis of the Seas is now being used for an annual cruise called Atlantis, which caters to the gay community.

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