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Old 03-25-2007, 02:26 PM
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Two Rescued After Falling Off Cruise Ship
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NEW ORLEANS (March 25) - A man and a woman fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, but both were rescued after a four-hour search and appeared to be in good condition, a cruise line spokeswoman said.



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The captain of the Princess Cruise ship turned the vessel around after friends of the man and woman who fell overboard notified the crew. A similar ship is seen above.


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, Texas, 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.

The man and woman, whom the cruise line declined to name, were examined by the ship 's medical staff.

"They appear to be in satisfactory condition and we hope that no further medical attention will be needed," Benson said.

Grand Princess was carrying 2,783 passengers on a seven-day tour of the western Caribbean.
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60 foot fall, and live to tell about it. Lucky.
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Do you think they wanted to be rescued ?
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They realized the trip was not all inclusive and saw the drink prices.
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I think they were doing a re-enactment from Titanic and ooops
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I was just thinking the same thing. I mean for this to happen only a month or so after the Cruiseship settled for the death of the newly wed man lost at see........
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Unreal that two seperate incidents in the last couple of weeks...note the time of 1:30 AM. Some people just don't know when to call it quits for the night.

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Was reading the article earlier too but did you see the ad for a 7 day cruise right beside the article of the rescue.Might be able to a get discount ed rate.
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Do they bill you for having to come back and pick your dumb ass up?
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That Cruise ship will have a new drink in their honor.
"Sex on a handrail."
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