While the P & O Cruises Ventura cruise ship sailed from Southampton to the Caribbean, a passenger went overboard.
Falling into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean at night should be the beginning and the end of the story. But this passenger overboard story is different from the many other cases we have discussed before.
The Mail Online newspaper in the U.K. reports that passengers on the cruise ship "were woken by a huge lurch in darkness at 5:30 AM, while horns sounded . . . " Life rings were thrown out and lifeboats were deployed. The overboard passenger was pulled aboard a lifeboat and, once aboard the cruise ship, he was sent to the ship infirmary to recover.
There is no explanation regarding what happened.
The newspaper quotes another passenger, Julie Lourens, saying ‘It has all been very dramatic. It was pitch black. This guy is so, so lucky."
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