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REPORT: Man Dies After Leaping Off World’s Largest Cruise Ship

A man has reportedly died after jumping off the world’s largest cruise ship while sailing from Florida to Honduras on Sunday.

Authorities said the incident occurred when an unidentified passenger jumped off Royal Caribbean’s 1,200-foot Icon of the Seas shortly after it departed Florida. New York Post.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) told the media that the ship “dispatched one of its rescue boats, who located the man and brought him back on board,” but he was pronounced dead a short time later, the Post reported.

“The U.S. Coast Guard had no significant involvement in this incident other than assisting with the search,” the Coast Guard said. (Related: Video: Chinese tourist tries to jump off cruise ship after dropping his phone into the ocean)

Royal Caribbean told the news agency that Icon crew “notified the U.S. Coast Guard and initiated a search and rescue operation” immediately after the man jumped. The ship remained at anchor for about two hours while crew assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in searching for the man.

A similar incident occurred in May when a 20-year-old man jumped off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in front of his family, another news outlet reported. New York Post Reports said the ship was about 57 miles from Great Inagua when the passenger jumped overboard, but onlookers said it appeared to be an impulsive decision.

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