Multiple sources are reporting that a U.S. passenger fell from an upper balcony to his death while cruising aboard the Celebrity Equinox in the Mediterranean Sea.
The incident occurred on September 26th while the Equinox was sailing toward the port of Kusadasi Turkey.
I first learned of the incident today while reading cruise expert Professor Ross Klein’s blog, which contains an account from a cruise passenger that: " . . . a man of age 25ish jumped from the 11th floor and died. Do you know any thing about this as it has been kept very much in the dark as we were on the side of the ship from where he jumped. Some say he had a disagreement with his girlfriend and some say he was sleep walking.
The account states that the passenger " . . . hit the life boat metal rigging gear, it took about 30 mins to get to him but was dead at the scene."
A newspaper in Turkey states that the passenger was allegedly sleepwalking when he went overboard around 3:00 AM. The cruise ship then arrived in Kusadasi around 8:00 AM. After an investigation by Turkish police, the cruise ship sailed on to Rhodes Greece as part of its regular itinerary.
Some real conflicting stories, it seems?
Another quick investigation by the Turkish police? Were these the same police in Turkey which conducted the quick investigation into George Smith’s disappearance during his honeymoon?
Were you on the cruise? Do you have information which may shed light on this case? Please leave a comment below.
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