You would think that this happens rarely, but unfortunatley, in the past 5 yrs or so, it's been often...I cannot believe that these occurences, would occur unless the morons were drinking, lots!.. In one instance, the man had a fight with his wife/girlfriend and before you know it, Poof ,he was over the side..These stories usually have very unhappy endings....a shame....
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Almost all of these incidents involve alcohol and/or they are intentional. It is almost impossible to accidently fall overboard. People climb up on railings or act basically stupid. On the Serenade of the Seas a man did it on a dare. They had to go into their man overboard procedures and he was picked up. The Captain told us about this incident. This was the only time I saw him look angry. The person and the rest of his group were put off the ship, fined and prosecuted.
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