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“Someone Just Died.” Woman Plummets From 10th Deck Of Cruise Ship — And Survives!

A boat searches for the overboard passenger next to the cruise ship.

A 42-year-old woman has been rescued after falling from the 10th deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. She spent 45 minutes in the water before she was found and returned to the craft. NBC News tells us that the passenger was not only alive, but unharmed. The cruise ship continued its original course to Curaçao.

“The passenger was recovered alive and reported to be in good health, after reportedly falling into the water from 10th deck of the ship,” said the Coast Guard in a statement. “No medical evacuation of the passenger was requested by the cruise ship. The passenger was being kept on the cruise ship’s medical facility and later transferred to the Hospital in Willemstad, Curaçao for evaluation.”

Royal Caribbean also made a statement addressing the incident, though they declined to reveal the identity of the passenger out of respect for her and her family.

“The ship and crew immediately reported the incident to local authorities and began searching for the guest,” they said. “Thankfully, the guest was successfully recovered and was brought on board. Our Care team is now offering assistance and support to them and their traveling party.”

A boat searches for the overboard passenger next to the cruise ship.
Screengrab from Matt Kuhn/Twitter

Other passengers on the cruise ship feared for the woman’s life when they found out what happened. Matthew Kuhn, who was on vacation with his family, said that he didn’t think she was going to make it. However, he added that guests and crewmembers banded together during the incident.

“After we saw the life rafts or the life preservers and the smoke – I was like, someone just died,” he said, according to Fox 35. “I think it was amazing to see everyone was on their balcony. Everyone was trying to help, and the crew was very receptive to everyone.”

It is still unclear how the woman managed to fall from the ship, but the Coast Guard is on the case.

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