US passenger dies during Disney cruise


Tribune Freeport Reporter


A SECOND passenger in four days has died while vacationing on a Disney cruise to The Bahamas.

A 56-year-old American man was discovered dead on Sunday morning onboard the ship at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.

Police in Abaco are classifying it as a sudden death. The victim, who is from Cleveland, Ohio, was discovered shortly after 7am, police reported. The cause of death is not known and the matter is under investigation.

Last Thursday, a 38-year-old New York man drowned while swimming at the cay. The man was a passenger on the Disney Wonder on a five-night cruise to the Bahamas that departed from Miami.

Castaway Cay is a private vacation stop exclusively for the Disney Cruise Line fleet. There are trained lifeguards at the private island.


paul_vincent_zecchino 9 years, 1 month ago

Cruise ships haul thousands of passengers every day. They're like small towns which float. So isn't it to be expected that a couple passengers out of thousands occasionally die at sea?


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