A male passenger died after he fell four stories on a Carnival  cruise ship during a recent cruise, according to a news station in Fort Meyers, Florida.

The newspaper did not identify the Carnival cruise ship in its article which it published last night, although a video produced by WINK News showed footage taken of the Carnival Horizon.

The video was taken from a balcony on deck nine down to an exterior deck on level five.

The reporting is based on accounts from a vacationing family who was stayed in a cabin on the ninth floor where the passenger victim was on. A Carnival ship employee told the family that the passenger fell from the ninth floor to the fifth which reportedly was cordoned off after the fall.

The newspaper did not indicate when the incident occured, although yesterday morning the cruise ship docked in Miami, where the Miami Police Department reportedly began an investigation.

To our knowlegde, there have been no posting of the incident on social media to date.

The Carnival Horizon returned to Miami yesterday after a one week cruise to Jamaica, the Caymans and Mexico after leaving Miami on November 10, 2019.

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Photo credit: Top – Elliott Bryson III – CC BY-SA 4.0, commons / wikimedia; bottom – WINK News, Fort Meyers.