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Old April 19th, 2003, 06:35 PM
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Came across this article about the guy that went overboard last week, kind of a miracle ending, seems strange that he had no idea or memory of falling off the ship, but at least it was a happy ending:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/1873125

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Old April 20th, 2003, 12:11 AM
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Very interesting story!! He is a really lucky cruiser.

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Wow...I wondered if they ever had a man overboard situation on the cruise lines. I don't think I would take another cruise myself. Actually it is miraculous that the undertow or fall didn't kill him. Angels with this bud!! Thanks for story. Denise

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Do people fall overboard often? I've wondered about the balconies. Thank goodness e made it alive.
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Tasha,
It is very, very hard to fall overboard on a cruiseship. The railing are about four feet high and there are no decks that you could concievable trip and fall and end up going overboard. The only way people have fallen overboard is by doing something incredably stupid such as sitting on the railing, walking along the railings, trying to climb from one cabin to another on the balcony, standing on the top railing and going to the bathroom..etc. These are all ways that we know of that someone has actaully fallen overboard doing. The chances of John and Jane Doe accidentally falling overboard are for all intent ,zero.
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The three or four "man overboard" incidents I have heard of all
involved the over use of the adult beverages. They were all drunk...
One good argument for the Cruise lines to try to control alcohol brought onboard.
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I was on the Celebration last week when this guy fell overboard. He clearly states that the last he remembers, he was in the casino talking to girls. From what I gather, he was drinking in the Casino and at the bar. He didn't mention drinking alcohol that he brought onboard. I saw plenty of people get very drunk from beverages that were purchased from Carnival.
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Alcohol generates it own logical system in your brain... As I said elsewhere, something even an amoeba wouldn't attempt, suddenly seems the greatest idea ever conceived (thanks to Jose and Jack).

There is nothing more calming and serene than the ocean and yet, nothing more TOTALLY unforgiving of even the least bit of IGNORANCE.

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How drunk did this guy have to be to fall over board and not wake up upon falling or hitting the water? I have never seen a railing so low as to be able to be walking and just fall over the rail. The whole thing seems a little off to me. Then the guy had the nerve to say that he was upset that no one noticed him missing. How much you want to bet he trys suing the cruise line!

I'm embarassed that this guy is from the same state as me!!

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Kay,

Same here regarding same state! What I'm wondering is why the friend he was travelling with never noticed he was missing! Hmmmm! Interesting!
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I figure that the friend figured he got lucky! And didn't think to much about him being gone!

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Unless you were ever drunk you wouldn't even begin to understand. The guy was in the water for 17 hours! It's a miracle he survived much less someone found him. Let's think one moment what we would feel like if it happened to us and then know, better him than me! I don't believe in losing my senses out in public...but not everyone is like that. At least they provide us with a good laugh and a shake of the head.
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