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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Search Underway For Virginia Tech Student Who Fell Off Cruise Ship

U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday they are searching for a Virginia Tech student who went overboard a cruise ship near the Bahamas. Video footage reportedly shows the 21-year-old falling off the cruise ship Carnival Glory on Sunday, five miles southwest of Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

The ship was on a seven-day Caribbean cruise that left Miami on Saturday, NBC Affiliate WSLS reported.

Carnival officials as well as Virginia Tech have reportedly confirmed that the person who went overboard is a student. His identity has not yet been released. In a statement, Carnival officials said, “We extend our heartfelt sympathy and concern for the family and loved ones of our missing guest,” ABC Affiliate WRIC reported.



Queensgirl52 said...

Based on my experience with cruise ships, I see no way for someone to fall off unless s/he climbs up on the railings. I'm a little over 5'4", and the railings come up to the tops of my shoulders. If someone is that foolish, I give up.

Anonymous said...

2:49-Too much alcohol possibly?