Man Survives 22 Hours In Water After Falling Overboard!
You fall overboard while in the open seas, it’s “game over,” right? Thankfully, not for crew member for the Norwegian Getaway, who fell off a cruise ship on Saturday. And after spending an astounding 22 hours in the water near Cuba, he was currently listed stable condition. The 33-year-old man, who has not been named, went into the drink around 3:20 p.m. Saturday.
And while the U.S. Coast Guard out of Miami started a search within ten minutes – he wasn't immediately spotted. Fortunately, the search continued and the man was found yesterday afternoon by a Carnival cruise ship and pulled from the water.
“This is nothing short of miraculous,” says Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.”
What does Norwegian have to say for themselves? "We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family,” a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line in an email. “We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory.”