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Monday, July 23, 2018

Cruise Ship Passenger Dies after Going Overboard

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 11, 2018

Coast Guard rescue crew members transfer an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard rescue crew members transfer an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

A cruise ship passenger who went overboard near the Strait of Juan de Fuca has been pronounced dead.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the 73-year-old male was unresponsive when he was recovered by a helicopter rescue crew from the water near the west coast Canada/U.S. border.

The overboard passenger was transferred to local Emergency Medical Service personnel waiting on shore and then to the Olympic Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center watchstanders had received communication from the cruise ship Seven Seas Mariner reporting the man had gone overboard at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew, two Station Neah Bay boat crews, the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo crew and a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crew thoroughly searched the area before locating and recovering the individual.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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