Passenger from the NCL Spirit Rescued from the Mississippi River

Multiple news sources are reporting that a passenger from a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship went overboard in the Mississippi River last night. 

The Norwegian Spirit had sailed for approximately three hours from New Orleans when the passenger went into the river around 8:00 p.m.

NCL Spirit Overboard - Norwegian Cruise LinesA rescue boat was deployed from the NCL cruise ship.  The passenger was rescued and returned  back to the cruise ship.

The passenger was injured and received medical treatment aboard the cruise ship which made arrangements to disembark the passenger ashore further treatment.

There are no reports explaining how and why the passenger went overboard.  The good news is that the passenger was rescued safely, which is not the usual outcome of cases like this.

A photograph was taken of the rescue by a passenger aboard the cruise ship and posted via Twitter, @sheets.

Does anyone have information about this latest overboard?  Please leave a comment below.

 

Photo credit:   @sheets

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singingirl96 - June 27, 2011 1:01 PM

I was on that ship and watched the rescue. A man I talked to said that he was the first to call for a rescue and that he saw the guy do a back-flip off his balcony. He said it looked intentional. We're not sure because everyone working on the ship could not mention anything to any of us.

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