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Old February 24th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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"Man rescued after falling from deck of cruise ship
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SAN DIEGO - A cruise ship passenger was rescued after he fell from a deck into the waters off of Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

The luxury vessel Crystal Harmony was about 100 miles south of Ensenada when some crew members smoking on a deck saw the unidentified man fall from the sixth deck shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday, said Mimi Weisband, spokeswoman for Crystal Cruises.

The sixth deck contains entertainment facilities, including a shopping area, theater, saloon, lounge, casino, sports area and golf driving net, according to the vessel's plans.

"A few of our galley crew saw a body fall past them and into the water and they immediately advised the bridge and threw a life ring," she said.

"The captain got on the speaker they use to call the rooms," passenger Milton Cole of Beverly Hills said in a telephone conversation from the ship. "He said, 'This is not a drill. It's Code Oscar.' And subsequently we heard that Code Oscar means man overboard."

A smoke pot was tossed down to mark the spot and the 50,000-ton vessel began to turn around. The ship's tender was lowered and retrieved the man, who was treated for hypothermia in the ship's medical facilities.

The rescue took about 30 minutes.

The captain later announced the rescue to the 900 other passengers.

"Apparently he was greeted throughout the ship with applause. They did do a wonderful job," Weisband said.

The man apparently boarded in Los Angeles on Feb. 14, when the ship began its 10-day round-trip cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

Weisband did not know his identity.

"We did learn that he was a middle-aged man traveling alone. He was a guest on board," she said.

The man was turned over to harbor police when the ship stopped in San Diego at about 1 p.m. The man was questioned and then released.

"He wasn't arrested," Senior Officer Laura Tosatto said. "He told the officers that he accidentally fell. He appeared to be all fine, healthy and didn't have any medical problems."

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Old February 24th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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Crystal has a long way to go to shake off that reputation they have of attracting the hard core party animal types. I happen to know that they are trying to lure more sophisticated clientele from Carnival.

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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Danr, you beat me to it!
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Old February 24th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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maybe it was just a bad night at the casino! or too many 'mexican jumping beans.'
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Just before he flew past the crew members they heard a woman's voice scream, "You bastard!"

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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Hombre! That was bad! "Jumping beans" . . . I'm still laughing!

Thomas, they said he was traveling alone. Chances are good that he woke up, rolled over . . . . (maybe he had too much to drink the night before??).

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Old February 25th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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"I happen to know that they are trying to lure more sophisticated clientele from Carnival".

Sorry, got a stitch, nearly burst something laughing at that statement. If that the case Crystal must be in a really bad way. Something actually exists below Carnival?
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you people are very very funny....i wish some of you would be on my cruise 4-2-05 diamond princess it seems that nobody will be with husband daughter and myself we will have the whole ship to ourselves???????
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No Laurie, other people will be with you!

To find out who, visit the thread titled -

Young Children, Rude Seniors, Wild Teenagers And Large People

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Hey - I like Carnival......could be I'm just too unsophisticated for all the money I have :o) TTFN Jennifer
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thanks so very much now I am very scared...lol
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Sorry Laurie - but you must find your niche - pick one of the catagories in Banker's message and run with it. I am actually all of the above myself. Immature, downright sarcastic and menopausal, have been known to toss back a few from time to time and overflow my old lady drawers so I would probably loose a thong all together. So I fit right in lol. As for being alone on the ship - we have the same thing on the Pride - March 6th - just us. It could be nice - just think how many towel animals we will get and we can save every deck chair by the pool :o) You will have a great time - ttfn Jennifer
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you are very funny have a great time......Laurie
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Thanks Laurie - you too! My dh and I have a great time wherever we go. We figure it's much better to laugh than do anything else. TTFN Jennifer
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My "Man Overboard" story:

We were on the Mercury, outside on the Lido deck cafe next to a group of young men playing volleyball.

suddenly we heard someone shout "WILSONS GONE OVERBOARD". Well, I think we saw at least 10 ship staff come running from everywhere - including officers; within seconds.

Of course, "WILSON" turned out to be the name of the volleyball (as in the Tom Hanks movie - senior moment, can't remember the title).

Kudos to Celebrity staff for their quick action and caution to young men playing volleyball everywhere.
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