Carnival passenger goes overboard on first ever cruise

Man overboard on first ever cruise
By Linsey McNeill
31/05/2023
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Carnival has issued a statement confirming that a 35-year-old male passenger went overboard during a cruise on Carnival Magic.

It said CCTV footage had revealed the man had dropped into the water after leaning over the railing of his cabin.

The alarm was raised by his travelling companion after he went overboard at around 4am on Monday morning while the ship was about 180 miles off the coast of Florida.

The man has not been named by the cruise line, but fellow passenger Jennilyn Blosser says it was her fiancé Ronnie Lee Pearle.

In a gofundme post, she said it was his first ever cruise, adding: “Thankfully he had a great time and made plenty of friends…the cruise was definitely a place he enjoyed.”

She is trying to raise $20,000 for his funeral.

Carnival Magic was released from the rescue efforts yesterday and went ahead with its next five-night sailing to the Bahamas.

Carnival said its care team was providing support to the guest’s companion and travelling party.

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