A Swedish newspaper reports that a 28 year old man who forced a younger man to jump off the deck of a cruise ship is under arrest in Stockholm on suspicion of attempted murder.
The incident occurred aboard the Viking Cinderella cruise ship, operated by the Viking Line, last Sunday as the ship was moored at the Stadsgårds terminal in Stockholm.
The man who went overboard was threatened and jumped 88 feet into the water. The newspaper indicates that he managed to survive the fall and swam back to the pier and then got back onboard the ship. He was subsequently taken to the hospital.
Both men were passengers.
A Swedish police officer said:
"He was really lucky to survive. If he’d twisted in the slightest, we would have been killed by the impact with the hard water."
The 28 year old man was apprehended by the ship’s security and then arrested by the police.
Photo credit: The Local newspaper