Teen Dies After Falling Overboard on Cruise Ship

Incident happened as MSC Seashore was returning to Miami
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2021 9:03 AM CST
Teen Dies After Falling Overboard on Cruise Ship
File photo of one of the MSC cruise ships.   (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)

Tragedy about a cruise ship returning to Miami: A 15-year-old boy fell overboard to his death aboard a ship from MSC Cruises on Wednesday evening, reports Fox35 Orlando. The unidentified teen fell from the 16th deck of the MSC Seashore, according to a post at Crew Center. The ship sounded the "man overboard" alarm and asked people to return to their cabins. The Seashore was on its way back to Miami after a five-day trip to the Caribbean and Bahamas, and it reached the Port of Miami on Thursday.

A detective from Miami-Dade police tells the Fox station that no foul play is suspected. The cruise line has not offered details, and it was not immediately clear whether the teen's body has been recovered. "A young man travelling with his family on board MSC Seashore appears to have died of suicide Wednesday evening," says a statement from the company. "Our team immediately notified authorities and our care team is assisting the young man’s family on board." (More cruise ships stories.)

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