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Cruise passenger falls overboard while ship sails through fjord: officials

A passenger fell overboard while the cruise ship was sailing through a Norwegian fjord early Thursday morning, Norwegian authorities said.

A rescue operation was launched around 3:30 a.m. local time after the man fell from MSC Cruises’ MSC Eurybia near Norway’s Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest fjord, the HRS Southern Norway rescue service said in a statement on social media.

The department said a helicopter was transporting passengers to hospital and that no one else was missing in the incident.

HRS Southern Norway did not provide an update on the passengers’ condition.

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An MSC Cruises ship sailing through the Norwegian fjords in 2012. (Popow/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

According to cruise news site Cruise Hive, the incident happened near the village of Flåm in southwestern Norway during a seven-night cruise that had departed from Germany.

The media reported that the ship was due to remain in Flåm port throughout the day on Thursday.

After the man fell overboard, the boat reportedly stopped just over 50 miles west-northwest of Flam and turned back.

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No details have been released about how the man fell overboard.

Despite the incident, the ship is proceeding largely as scheduled and is due to return to the German port of Kiel on Saturday, the media said.

Fox News Digital has reached out to MSC Cruises and the Norwegian Central Rescue Service.

Another passenger on the MSC Eurybia Going too far In March, a 23-year-old man messaged his wife saying he was seasick after the ship left Southampton, England.

Ferry on the Sognefjord in Norway

Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. (Schöning/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

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“A passenger fell from the MSC Eurybia on March 16th while en route to Hamburg,” MCS Cruises told FOX Business at the time. “The authorities have been notified. Southampton police boarded the ship today and are conducting an investigation on behalf of the coroner. We are deeply saddened by the news and our hearts go out to the family at this extremely difficult time. Out of respect for the family’s privacy we will not be releasing any further information.”

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