Saturday, January 28, 2012

Man Dies in Accidental Fall aboard Carnival Fantasy

updated January 28, 2012, 9:04pm EST

A 26-year-old man died in a fall aboard Carnival Fantasy on Friday (January 27, 2012).

Carnival said the passenger fell from an upper level in the ship's atrium to the lobby level while the ship was docked in Nassau late Friday evening, approximately 11:30pm. The police in the Bahamas, which are investigating the incident, characterized it a little differently, saying their initial reports indicate the man died when he was trying to jump from one floor to another. The police in the Bahamas confirmed the man was from South Carolina.

Due to the ongoing investigation, Saturday's call at Freeport was canceled and the ship remained in Nassau until 3pm on Saturday. Carnival Fantasy is on a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas from Charleston (SC) which departed on Wednesday (January 25). The ship will return to Charleston as scheduled on Monday (January 30).