Passenger Intentionally Jumps From Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

A passenger was witnessed intentionally jumping overboard from Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas on Thursday morning.

The 22-year-old man was seen jumping off the ship from Deck 12, near Johnny Rockets. The ship, which was sailing off the coast of Florida, turned around and conducted a search, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean International, said: “We are saddened to report a guest on board Independence of the Seas was witnessed intentionally going overboard from Deck 12 at 1:45 a.m. The ship immediately alerted local authorities and turned around to help search for our guest. Two of the ship’s lifeboats and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search.”


The cruise ship was returning to Fort Lauderdale when the man jumped overboard. He has not been found.



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