Monday, July 02, 2007

Teen Jumps To Death From Cruise Ship

The recovery of an 18-year-old man who died after jumping from a cruise ship was handled entirely by the liner's staff, the Coast Guard said. "The Coast Guard did not respond to that [incident]. It was entirely handled by the Carnival Cruise Line,'' a spokesman for the United States Coast Guard, Mario Romero, said. Officials with Carnival Cruise Lines said the man jumped from aboard the cruise ship Ecstasy - which sailed out of Galveston, Texas, on Saturday for a five-day round-trip cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, - into the Gulf of Mexico.The passenger was recovered by the crew about half an hour after he jumped. He was brought on board, where he was pronounced dead. The man has not been identified, Vance Gulliksen, a spokesman for the cruise line said. The Coast Guard could not release his identity or confirm his nationality.

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