Man Reported Overboard from Disney Dream, Rescued

Disney Dream Overboard, RescueA man from the Disney Dream was reported going overboard this evening. The article did not indicate whether the man was a passenger or a crew member. The person was reportedly rescued.

The information comes from a Disney fan page called Chip & Company, which reported:

We are following a developing story of an adult male who reportedly went overboard the Disney Dream cruise ship this evening. Sources are saying that multiple cruise passengers reported that the Disney Dream began slowing down and circling. They then saw a coast guard airplane fly overhead. It was stated that the recovery took less than an hour and the man survived and is currently in the ship’s medical center. Compliments were given to the Disney Dream crew members for their efficiency and competency during the emergency.  

AIS tracking systems show the Disney Dream apparently conducting a search west of Freeport, Bahamas. 

Compared to other cruise lines, there are relatively few man-overboards from Disney cruise ships. Disney appears to have an automatic man overboard system which automatically alerts the bridge when a person goes overboard. Two years ago, the Disney Magic rescued a passenger from the Oasis of the Seas who went overboard after a night of heavy drinking.

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Tony Stobb - May 5, 2017 7:31 AM

On the Dream now and I reported this yesterday. Sailing near Freeport when the call went out. Circled while a coast guard plane circled andassisted. Took less than an hour for the recovery and the captain did say the person (no mention of gender) was in the ship's medical facility.

tony stark - May 9, 2017 12:50 PM

A couple of comments on the site mentioned in this post say that the person jumped from Deck 7; he did not fall.

steveO - May 17, 2017 11:52 AM

Disney has high railings and almost impossible to just slip over. Hearing that he broke his tail bone implies he jump with intent.. probably should be admitted for psych help.

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