Man overboard on liberty this morning

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#1
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Typing aboard the liberty...while pulling into hmc...man went overboard. Speculation there was a couple fighting badly in the casino last night and he jumped. Felt like forever to get him but we think we saw movement after they got ohm on the lifeboat. Didn't find any news articles as to what actually happened
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Originally posted by jlc22043
Typing aboard the liberty...while pulling into hmc...man went overboard. Speculation there was a couple fighting badly in the casino last night and he jumped. Felt like forever to get him but we think we saw movement after they got ohm on the lifeboat. Didn't find any news articles as to what actually happened
Ok, now I'm even more confused.

Did you make it to HMC? (I'm not sure what you mean by "pulling into HMC") Is this where your wedding was supposed to be?
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Oh my goodness....did this really happen? I have a friend on that ship right now. Thankfully I know she isn't involved because she went with her mom...LOL!!!
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Don't think she has time to update. OP was supposed to get married on HMC but they cancelled the stop due to the jumper. There's another thread she started about that.
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Originally posted by blindrid
Not to sound crass (Ok maybe i do!). Why would they cancel the stop?
They didnt. Port was made at HMC but due to rough water the tenders did not run so no one was allowed off the ship. Or so has been said by the OP.
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According to her other thread, the water was too choppy for the tenders. I hope she gets the wedding problem resolved.
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Originally posted by StinkyFeesh
They didnt. Port was made at HMC but due to rough water the tenders did not run so no one was allowed off the ship. Or so has been said by the OP.
Thanks. That makes more sense.
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Sorry for the delay, I have been fighting the satellite signal. So here is what I know. I was walking down the hall to my room when I heard "bravo bravo starboard side". Within seconds I got to my door and could here the other people in our party out on the deck with raised voices. I ran outside to find that they saw the man actually fall below. They had heard people start to scream and they looked over the balcony to see him falling from what they could tell right around the lifeboats. He stayed submerged for what felt like was 30 seconds or so. Someone did manage to throw out a ring and it appeared he had it but we later realized he didn't. I think he tried swimming and fighting the ocean for awhile...and he completely went out of sight...he then reappeared floating on his back. The crew did an excellent job...but it was very scary. When the lifeboAt finally reached him they struggled to get him on the lifeboat but they got him in. When the lifeboat came around and we could see inside they were not performing CPR so we assumed he was awake. We have heard around the ship that he is alive. Somebody on the ship said it was a band member who got into an argument in the casino....not sure about all the details. The whole ordeal probably took about five to ten minutes. What ever the reason ..I hope he is okay.
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Btw we could see half moon cay from the ship and they were going to set anchor in about an hour from the time this incident started.they said after that the weather was too bad to put the anchor down...it was beautiful weather maybe sligtly rough water....
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Originally posted by jlc22043
Sorry for the delay, I have been fighting the satellite signal. So here is what I know. I was walking down the hall to my room when I heard "bravo bravo starboard side". Within seconds I got to my door and could here the other people in our party out on the deck with raised voices. I ran outside to find that they saw the man actually fall below. They had heard people start to scream and they looked over the balcony to see him falling from what they could tell right around the lifeboats. He stayed submerged for what felt like was 30 seconds or so. Someone did manage to throw out a ring and it appeared he had it but we later realized he didn't. I think he tried swimming and fighting the ocean for awhile...and he completely went out of sight...he then reappeared floating on his back. The crew did an excellent job...but it was very scary. When the lifeboAt finally reached him they struggled to get him on the lifeboat but they got him in. When the lifeboat came around and we could see inside they were not performing CPR so we assumed he was awake. We have heard around the ship that he is alive. Somebody on the ship said it was a band member who got into an argument in the casino....not sure about all the details. The whole ordeal probably took about five to ten minutes. What ever the reason ..I hope he is okay.
Thanks for the update and sorry to hear about your wedding problems. Hope everything works out ok for you.
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Jami ..been sending you good thoughts..thanks for updates..know it doesn't help now but you will get lifetime mileage out of these stories..

Wishing you well and creative solutions..and good friend/fiance'/family time in spite of it all...sjn.
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I am trying to find any sort of news report about this incident. Has anyone seen anything? "Maybe I am just search challenged" LOL
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Haven't seen any news on this either... and I hope he's OK! That said... I'm curious if there might be an investigation once back in Miami that would delay debarkation/embarkation?
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I am trying to find any sort of news report about this incident. Has anyone seen anything? "Maybe I am just search challenged" LOL
Probably wont hear anything until the ship is back in Miami and people onboard start talking to the press.
If Carnival didnt call any other ships or ask for assistance, news about this wouldnt be available.
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Originally posted by MyImagination
Probably wont hear anything until the ship is back in Miami and people onboard start talking to the press.
If Carnival didnt call any other ships or ask for assistance, news about this wouldnt be available.
Wow, I thought they would have to report back to the states something had happen so when they get to the pier the US can invistigate. And if they have to report back to the US I am sure the news would find out. Very interesting

Thanks for the reply!
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Originally posted by JMG1973
Wow, I thought they would have to report back to the states something had happen so when they get to the pier the US can invistigate. And if they have to report back to the US I am sure the news would find out. Very interesting

Thanks for the reply!
Im sure they reported back to someone, just not the media.
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I am currently on the cruise ship Liberty

I witnessed this person falling into the water from my balcony

I was leaning over watching the water

I couldn't sleep

he jumped three cabins over

it is a long story

I heard a commotion and someone scream and come out sideways from the ship

I honestly thought that someone was playing a joke it want until he was in the water that I realized it was a person

I thought that he was thrown or tossed by the angle that he came out

but when we got to the first port I could see that he couldn't have come from above the liferaft where I saw him

I realized that the commotion I heard when I looked over was the jumper hitting the liferaft and bouncing off and then into the water

he was under for a long time

when they got him in the rescue boat I just burst into tears

first cruise. first time witnessing a suicide

I was really hoping that he lived but someone said that that in a Puerto Rica newspaper claimed that a body had been taken from the ship

its hard I love sitting on the balcony but now when I go out all I can see is this man cry out and fall into the water

it was a horrific thing to see

thanks for letting me find a place to post

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Originally posted by jadewhiskey
someone said that that in a Puerto Rica newspaper claimed that a body had been taken from the ship
I would not call that reliable information...but I'm sorry you had to witness such a horrible thing on your trip.
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