Man overboard sirens sound as 15-year-old boy dies on luxury liner returning to Miami after five-day Caribbean cruise: company says suicide
- The unnamed 15-year-old jumped from the 16th floor, hitting the 8th floor deck of the MSC Seashore ship before falling into the water around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
- The MSC described the death aboard its ship, which was returning to Miami after 5 days through the Caribbean and the Bahamas, as suicide in a press release.
- Viral videos of passengers reacting to the ship’s ‘man overboard’ announcement have been shared thousands of times on social media
- On December 12, a woman in her twenties likely died after falling overboard a Carnival Cruises ship traveling from Long Beach in Mexico
A 15-year-old boy has died from a cruise ship returning to Miami in a seemingly suicidal jump from the luxury liner after a five-day trip to the Caribbean.
The unidentified teenager jumped from the 16th deck of the all-new 20-level MSC Seashore, hitting the eighth-floor deck before landing in the water, according to cruise line officials.
“A young man traveling with his family aboard MSC Seashore appears to have committed suicide on Wednesday evening. Our team immediately informed the authorities and our care team is assisting the young man’s family on board, ”said cruise officials.
“We are all heartbroken at MSC Cruises. The family remains in our thoughts and prayers.
Passengers were alerted around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with three short horn blasts and a “man overboard” alarm.
“We have just had 3 emergency explosions following the announcement of the captain” Man overboard “. People started running sideways to investigate what happened, even though it was dark, ”a passenger from the ship told Crew Center.
“A crew member came to our cabin and asked us to close the balcony door and close the blinds. Police will board tomorrow when we return to Miami to investigate this tragic event.
A video posted by a TikTok user on the cruise liner shows how dark the waters were the night the unnamed 15-year-old jumped overboard an MSC Seashore ship on Wednesday
The teenager jumped off the 16th floor deck of the ship, hitting the 8th floor deck before falling into the water
Another passenger reacted in real time to the ‘man overboard’ announcement as she appeared to be filming an unrelated video
An emotional passenger with the YouTube username “Fancy CheapSkate” reacted in real time to the alarm, running to stare out the window with her mouth wide open when a voice on the announcement system said it was there was a “man overboard on port side”.
Panicked, she also starts shouting “man overboard” from the window.
“The ship is always on the move. I really hoped it would stop. I don’t expect such a huge ship to stop in no time, “said the passenger.
“It would probably take a while, but I don’t know what they’re going to do. If they’re going to send a lifeboat for a search. I just have the impression that we are still moving. He feels so bad. We always have the impression of moving forward.
Another passenger, TikTok user @AustinHamaway, also shared the ad on his account. He briefly pointed to the dark waters outside the ship before entering the corridor of the cruise liner.
“The guy who jumped was ultimately unsuccessful,” @AustinHamaway said in a follow-up video, claiming his parents had spoken with the parents of the 15-year-old before the incident he would inform viewers of. more information.
@AustinHamaway shared the ad on TikTok from the corridor of the cruise liner
“The guy who jumped was ultimately unsuccessful,” the user said in a follow-up video, saying his parents spoke with the parents of the 15-year-old before the incident.
After a long period of sequestration in their rooms, passengers were told there was “no reason to worry” and that the cruise was heading to Miami, where authorities would investigate the fatal incident.
The Seashore became the newest addition to the MSC fleet in November and was returning to Miami after a five-day Caribbean cruise.
The tragic death was the second aboard a cruise ship this month.
On December 12, a woman in her twenties died after falling into the Pacific from the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship while sailing between Long Beach and Mexico City. Police believe the woman was pushed and the FBI is investigating.