Worker fell overboard from Serenade OTS in Italy

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That is so tragic - thoughts and prayers for the family
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Whenever I see crew members anywhere near the water, they are always wearing life jackets. Assuming he fell while performing a work duty, what might he have been doing that did not require him to wear a life jacket?
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Not saying if he fell or jumped,but a fellow crewmate on the SR just posted something on FB,that indicated he didnt just fall......might be intentional..

So sad and prayers for his family.
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Hope they find him, prayers to his family.

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My parents are on that ship and they were told that the crew member jumped off deck 11. My father said the captain sounded the alarm at 4 a.m. and spent 8 hours looking for him but sadly with no luck.
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Wow. So sad for all involved. 2 in a week is not good. Prayers to family and friend of the victim
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Originally posted by celebrity
Oh no! That's 2 this week. So tragic!
Even IF they survive the fall/or/jump, I can't even imagine going overboard.

I feel so sad for his family.
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I sure hope the news article contains a says the water temperature was "a bearable 20 degrees"!!!!!!

So sorry when things like this happen...for the soul who felt the need to end their life, for their families and friends, and even for the cruisers on that particular voyage...what a sad memory to bring home from an otherwise happy cruise experience.
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Probably meant 20 degrees celcius, works out to 68 degrees fahrenheit. I hope they offered grief counseling for the staff.
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Originally posted by copnlpn2
I sure hope the news article contains a says the water temperature was "a bearable 20 degrees"!!!!!!

So sorry when things like this happen...for the soul who felt the need to end their life, for their families and friends, and even for the cruisers on that particular voyage...what a sad memory to bring home from an otherwise happy cruise experience.
20 degrees Celsius is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Starting to become a trend. 2 in a week and one on Carnival a few weeks back.
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Royal Caribbean crew member fell overboard on Serenade of the Seas, 40 miles off the Italian coast. The crew member fell overboard around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday while the ship was in Croatian territorial waters. Serenade of the Seas captain launched search and rescue operation and call coast guard authorities for help.

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Sympathies go to the crewmember's family & friends at this difficult time....
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Oh, that is just so so sad. if intentional u wonder how someone get's to that point and feels that this is their only avenue and they can't talk it through..

My thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends who must be so devastated. RIP..