We will be on the Carnival Legend in November!
While the event is sad, it's also selfish! Look at the extra time, manpower and money it took to search for him, not to mention the pain the family is enduring having to have it endlessly repeated on all the news shows! Unless they had the option to fly back to New York as a goodwill measure by the Carnival, the wife and family are reliving the event for themselves while sailing back to port. It would be nice if they could switch cabins.
In the man's defense, that was a very impulsive move and if he'd had the chance to think about it, he might not have done it. But, it was too late for thinking, "this is a bad idea."
I sounded really hard hearted in my first response, but I'm really a jelly donut---soft inside. I guess I just haven't been in as desperate a situation as this fellow thought he was in. It had to be impulse. What would compell a person to jump off a ship? Even that kid who fell or jumped off last week had to have known it wasn't really survivable. The first young man had been drinking heavily. Would a fight that was perhaps spontaneous, or at the very least have just started that evening drive him over the edge? Was this his only way out of a horrendous situation for him?
No, it doesn't make sense to me--but--it wasn't me. But the family is going to have to live with it forever. That's the sad part.