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Man plummets to his death after jumping 90 feet from the world’s largest cruise ship

A male passenger who jumped from the largest cruise ship in the world on Sunday fell 90 feet into the water and died, according to the New York Post. report Cruise ship staff knew what had happened before the man fell overboard.

The passenger jumped from the fifth floor of Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas on the first day of a week-long voyage. Each deck on the ship is about 20 feet high, meaning the man fell about 90 feet into the water, according to reports. The passenger’s identity has not yet been released.

“We found out what happened literally seconds after he hit the water.”

After the man fell into the water, the vessel remained anchored for about two hours to complete the recovery operation, it said. W.F.L.A.According to crew members, the man was immediately transported by van to the Miami-Dade County Coroner’s Office.

Police arrived at the scene and took statements from witnesses to the tragic incident and also obtained CCTV footage of the incident.

The man jumped overboard on May 26, triggering a fall detection system, and staff on board immediately took action, a security team member said.

“We found out what happened seconds after he hit the water,” one source said. “The procedure was to immediately see if we could spot him visually.”

“It was the captain’s decision whether to stop and turn back, and he did,” he added.

After receiving the report of the incident, the security team prepared a rescue boat and swarmed the man to rescue him.

The ship will feature a Category 6 facility that Royal Caribbean calls “the largest waterpark at sea.” The ship can accommodate up to 7,600 guests and 2,350 crew members, according to WFLA.

Following the incident, a Royal Caribbean spokesperson released the following statement: “The ship’s crew immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard, which initiated search and rescue efforts. Our care team is actively providing support and assistance to our guests’ loved ones during this difficult time. Due to the privacy of our guests and their families, we cannot provide any further details.”

One source said the man was likely already dead by the time rescuers pulled him from the water.

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