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https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2019/06/articles/drownings/passenger-drowns-on-caribbean-princess/

 

Early one morning when we were on the Caribbean Princess, we awoke to an announcement in the hallway.  It woke me up but I could not clearly hear what was being said.  Nothing further was said during the last days of the cruise (obviously)

 

Seems there was a drowning in the Neptune pool at about that same time. Sounds like a 30 year old man drank a bit too much and ended up in the pool after hours.  

 

This is was the only article I could find regarding the incident...  Sad.

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We were on this cruise as well, there was emergency pages and security pages early in the morning. Upon getting up for the day the pool was completely drained and roped off for majority of the day. There was rumors going around that morning but no one knew what had actually happened. Pool opened later that afternoon and we found out during dinner from some friends what actually happened.  Very sad. 

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How does this happen?  Those pools are always roped off at night.  He would have had to make a concerted effort to get under the ropes to drown, no?  Unless ... someone dropped the ball and never netted it.  

 

We witnessed some guy that was obviously very inebriated try to jump over the railing into the Piazza from several decks above.  I guess some passengers take part in very dangerous activities when they've drank too much.  

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11 hours ago, voljeep said:

scumbag lawyer is the only one out there with this 'breaking news' ... yeah, I'll wait for verification

Ambulance chaser.

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, Colo Cruiser said:

Ambulance chaser.

Keith...at sea is it a ship chaser? 😉

Edited by Astro Flyer

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3 minutes ago, Astro Flyer said:

Keith...at sea is it a ship chaser? 😉

Yeah to a point. lol

They do have to come back to port at some point. 🤔

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We learned about the incident from one of the staff as the deceased had been at the same bar talking with my husband the night before. We saw the man at the 3 Amigos in Cozumel at around 730pm when his wife fell off the bar and smacked her head on the concrete. She was walking on the bar. They were beyond drunk at the time. On something more serious than alcohol. I was worried about the wife that she might have suffered a concussion or worse. They went back to the ship. My son saw the man without his wife at Skywalkers at 1am or so. Then next day at sea we pretty much stayed in the room on our deck. We learned that eve they found the body at 4am and drained the pool. It made me sick to think people were swimming in the pool later in the day. Yuck. I heard they put caution tape around their cabin as it was a crime scene. No idea what happened to wife and if she was ok. She took a major fall. Very sad. 

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7 hours ago, mfdiego said:

We learned about the incident from one of the staff as the deceased had been at the same bar talking with my husband the night before. We saw the man at the 3 Amigos in Cozumel at around 730pm when his wife fell off the bar and smacked her head on the concrete. She was walking on the bar. They were beyond drunk at the time. On something more serious than alcohol. I was worried about the wife that she might have suffered a concussion or worse. They went back to the ship. My son saw the man without his wife at Skywalkers at 1am or so. Then next day at sea we pretty much stayed in the room on our deck. We learned that eve they found the body at 4am and drained the pool. It made me sick to think people were swimming in the pool later in the day. Yuck. I heard they put caution tape around their cabin as it was a crime scene. No idea what happened to wife and if she was ok. She took a major fall. Very sad. 

Thank you for more information. 

 

It is sad, but over consumption of alcohol (or possibly other substances) will so that without regards to it being on a cruise ship.

 

It must have been very difficult for your husband when he found out and realized he had been talking with the person on the prior night.

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and yet not a single verifiable 3rd party news source that I've seen so far ... please post if there is one ...

 

massive coverup ?   waiting to notify next of kin ?

 

smells fishy, huh ?

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I woke up to an announcement being made in the hallway.  First was "Security team to Lido deck, Neptune Pool"  foolwed shortly after by "Medical Team to Lido Deck, Neptune Pool".  A couple minutes later, those two were repeated.  I thought it was about 1 am, and figured a couple drunks got into a fistfight on deck, but when I checked my phone I saw that it was about 5am.  When I went up to the buffet for breakfast, the area was cordoned off with yellow tape (you could still go around the area outside of the central columns) and they were draining the pool.  At that point I figured someone had been for an early swim and slipped and cut their head or something.  I didn't hear anything about the real cause of the closure until this morning when my sister sent me a link to the Newsweek article.

 

As far as I know, no announcement of any type was made publicly on board.

 

Due to the time and being awakened from sleep, my recollection of the wording of the announcements may not be completely accurate.

 

 

Edited by rosebud55112

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1 minute ago, rosebud55112 said:

I woke up to an announcement being made in the hallway.  First was "Security team to Lido deck, Neptune Pool"  foolwed shortly after by "Medical Team to Lido Deck, Neptune Pool".  A couple minutes later, those two were repeated.  I thought it was about 1 am, and figured a couple drunks got into a fistfight on deck, but when I checked my phone I saw that it was about 5am.  When I went up to the buffet for breakfast, the area was cordoned off with yellow tape (you could still go around the area outside of the central columns) and they were draining the pool.  At that point I figured someone had been for an early swim and slipped and cut their head or something.  I didn't hear anything about the real cause of the closure until this morning when my sister sent me a link to the Newsweek article.

 

As far as I know, no announcement of any type was made publicly on board.

 

 

please post the Newsweek link here ...

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3 hours ago, kywildcatfanone said:

Still a shame, but completely avoidable. 

Do bartenders cut off passengers once obviously intoxicated?

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12 minutes ago, Ombud said:

Do bartenders cut off passengers once obviously intoxicated?

Everything the cruise lines don’t want you to know” is the motto of  maritime law blog authored by Miami lawyer Jim Walker, is on it ...

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36 minutes ago, Ombud said:

Do bartenders cut off passengers once obviously intoxicated?

 I have witness ships staff discreetly talking to intoxicated passengers and  I've seen security escort 647's,  to where I don't know.

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2 hours ago, rosebud55112 said:

I woke up to an announcement being made in the hallway.  First was "Security team to Lido deck, Neptune Pool"  foolwed shortly after by "Medical Team to Lido Deck, Neptune Pool".  A couple minutes later, those two were repeated. 

 

 

It's interesting that they'd make such announcements over a public address system. They don't have private communication channels (e.g. radios) for security or medical staff? 

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14 hours ago, mfdiego said:

We learned about the incident from one of the staff as the deceased had been at the same bar talking with my husband the night before. We saw the man at the 3 Amigos in Cozumel at around 730pm when his wife fell off the bar and smacked her head on the concrete. She was walking on the bar. They were beyond drunk at the time. On something more serious than alcohol. I was worried about the wife that she might have suffered a concussion or worse. They went back to the ship. My son saw the man without his wife at Skywalkers at 1am or so. Then next day at sea we pretty much stayed in the room on our deck. We learned that eve they found the body at 4am and drained the pool. It made me sick to think people were swimming in the pool later in the day. Yuck. I heard they put caution tape around their cabin as it was a crime scene. No idea what happened to wife and if she was ok. She took a major fall. Very sad. 

"On something more serious than alcohol." - And you know this because you saw the toxicology tests?  

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10 minutes ago, rosebud55112 said:

According to Heavy.com, Princess has acknowledged a death in a swimming pool.

Link ?

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Easy to find, using a tool called google.  Type in "Caribbean Princess drowning" and it will give you some suggestions.  Find the one from Heavy.com 

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4 minutes ago, rosebud55112 said:

Easy to find, using a tool called google.  Type in "Caribbean Princess drowning" and it will give you some suggestions.  Find the one from Heavy.com 

Sure ... a 'princess official' gave an exclusive to Heavy.com ... yeah, right ....

 

will still wait on reliable news sources like FOX news ..:classic_ninja:.

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