News stations in Houston are reporting that a 39 year old man fell from a balcony during a cruise on the Carnival Magic cruise ship.
The accident happened Tuesday morning while the cruise ship was sailing in the Gulf of Mexico heading toward Mahogany Bay in Roatan. The cruise line states that the passenger was sitting on his cabin balcony railing when he fell onto an open deck area three decks below. He died.
The newspaper accounts do not disclose the time of the incident or whether alcohol was involved.
The Magic is on a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean. It left out of Galveston last Sunday.
July 5 2013 Update: A news station has identified the man who died during the cruise.