Autoridades buscan a persona que se alega cayó del crucero Oasis of the Seas a la bahía de San Juan. #busqueda #rescate #oasisofthesea
Posted by Maribel Meléndez Fontán on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
BREAKING: An unidentified person has fallen off the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, which is docked tonight in San Juan. Authorities are currently attempting to locate the individual. https://t.co/vIG9oD5wdf
— The Puerto Rico Monitor (@ThePRMonitor) January 23, 2020
The ship was chartered for a week long Atlantis cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Eight years ago, a passenger went overboard from the Allure of the Seas during an Atlantis cruise.
The last time that a passenger went overboard from the Oasis of the Seas was nearly four years ago when a guest fell from the Royal Caribbean ship which was sailing in the Caribbean. There was a widely circulated video of the man going overboard.
Four years ago, another cruise passenger from this cruise ship fell overboard as the ship sailed to Cozumel. The Disney Magic, sailing the same route, then rescued the passenger. Royal Caribbean had served the young man over 20 alcoholic drinks in the hours prior to the guest going into the water.
Update from the Oasis of the Seas: we’re all mustering on paper to see if we can find the missing person pic.twitter.com/pKvnE99mGX
— Eric A. Patton (@eapatton_tn) January 23, 2020
According to cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein, there have been 361 people who have gone overboard from cruise ships since 2000.
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Update: Divers reportedly recovered the body of a “white male” according to a passenger’s post on Twitter:
BREAKING: Divers just recovered the body of a white male who fell from the 10th story deck of @RoyalCarribean's Oasis of the Seas' which is docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, right now. The ship is hosting an Atlantis cruise which caters to the LGBTQ+ community. pic.twitter.com/4wbZh9lKEX
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020 Update: News reports state that the man, whose name has not been released, was 46 years old and from Naples, Florida. CBS News reports that he apparently jumped overboard.
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