WSVN – Miami Channel 7 reports that a cruise ship passenger went overboard from the Carnival Destiny Saturday night after the ship left the port of Miami.
The news station states that the 29 year old female apparently jumped from the cruise ship but was rescued by the ship’s crew who used a rescue boat to pick her out of the water.
The Destiny diverted from its scheduled port in Ocho Rios, Jamaica to Key West where the woman was disembarked yesterday for medical treatment at a hospital. The cruise ship will now head for Grand Cayman.
A number of passengers left comments on Twitter to the effect that the overboard passenger may have struck a lifeboat on the way down and treaded water for over one and one-half hours. One passenger took a photo of the lifeboat (below) involved in the rescue.
Anyone with photos, video or information about what happened please leave a comment below.
October 25, 2012 Update: Why Did Carnival Delay Rescuing An Overboard Passenger From The Destiny?
Top: WSVN 7
Bottom: @NStookey Twitter