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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Unfortunately - as much as we have tried we have not come up with a better word for the physical event that happens when you go overboard on a ship.

It does not matter if you slip, jump, do a swan dive.... you still end up falling, so "fall" is the word they use, but it does not mean she accidentally fell.

Usually, if they have video they know what really happened, and if it appears that she jumped then they do not say that out of respect for the family who deserves to know what happened first and to be able to choose how to describe what happened.

It makes the cruise industry look bad, and lord knows plenty of lawyers, etc, try to use every case like this to imply cruise ships are not safe - however the cruise industry quietly takes the criticism and does the right thing by the family.
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