Friday, September 4, 2009

Video available of Rescue Passenger from Carnival Sensation

It's been widely reported that a passenger went overboard from Carnival Sensation late Wednesday evening (September 2, 2009). A search was immediately begun by Carnival Sensation and other ships in the area. The man was heard yelling for help and was recovered very quickly (within 90 minutes) by the crew of Disney Wonder, even before any Coast Guard assets could get on the scene.

WPBF tv in West Palm Beach has exclusive video of the rescue and the man being brought aboard the Disney ship, shot by a passenger. The entire video runs more than 15 minutes. If you want to skip ahead to the real action, it starts about 7 minutes into the run, but even the earlier scenes are interesting as you can hear the announcements to passengers on the open decks to remain quiet so they can hear the man in the water and the cheer that goes up when the man is rescued.

It's not often we have such a happy ending to report.