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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Man and Woman rescued near Galveston after fall from Princess Cruise's Grand Princess

Houston Chronicle
GALVESTON — A couple fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico early today, but both were rescued after a four-hour sear =ch and appeared to be in good condition, a cruise line spokeswoman said. The 22-year-old man and 20-year-old woman fell 50 to 60 feet from a cabin balcony, said Julie Benson, spokeswoman for Princess Cruises. She said the cruise line did not know how they fell overboard. Their ship, Princess Cruise's Grand Princess, was about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston at the time. The captain turned the ship around after friends of the man and woman notified the crew at about 1:30 a.m. CDT that they had gone overboard, Benson said. The ship's crew used high-powered spotlights and rescue boats in the search. One passenger was rescued by the ship's boats at 5:30 a.m. and the other at 6 a.m., according to a statement by the cruise line. The search was aided by the Coast Guard, said Lt. j.g. Jillian Lamb at the District 8 Command Center. A nearby cruise ship also offered assistance, she said. "They appear to be in satisfactory condition and we hope that no further medical attention will be needed," Benson said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family disembarked from this same ship just 15 hours before this incident.
Having a balcony adjacent to our room, I will attest the couple had to be doing something really courageous or extremely stupid to fall from their balcony. We all wondered if someone could survive a fall from 50 to 80 feet into the water. I guess our question was answered. I hope they have a speedy recovery.

Family from Texas

3/25/2007 2:27 PM  

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