A suicidal passenger jumped overboard on a cruise ship near Hawaii.
April 18, 2012- On Monday, a passenger on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship jumped overboard, but was quickly rescued by the crew of the ship. Carnival Cruise Lines said in a prepared statement that witnesses saw a man jump from the ship as it sailed for Hawaii. At the time the incident took place, the ship was on its fourth day of a 15-night trip.
Immediately following the plunge in the water of the 28-year old passenger, the ship’s crew implemented a search and rescue operation. Shortly thereafter, the passenger was rescued. He was immediately sent to the ship’s medical center for treatment.
One cruise passenger said that just after the ship’s captain announced they had crossed the point of no return, the passenger plunged overboard. Immediately after the man jumped, the bravo, bravo signal could be heard and the ship reduced its speed from 23 knots to just 4. Lifeboats were immediately lowered and within just minutes, the man was rescued.
The man was said to be on the adult-only deck of the ship when he jumped. For the most part, man overboard situations do not result in the person being rescued, but on occasion, it happens. In February, a crewmember from the Carnival Magic was saved after jumping overboard and last October another man was saved after jumping from the P&O’s Ventura.