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Monday, June 15, 2009

Man falls from cruise ship, found clinging to buoy

Monday, June 15, 2009
PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- A man who fell from a cruise ship Monday morning was rescued after he was found clinging to a buoy, nearly three hours after he went overboard.

According to reports, at 4 a.m. Monday, Larry Miller, 46, fell overboard from the Carnival Inspiration as it was returning to the Port of Tampa.
The crew of a pilot boat found Miller clinging to a buoy in the shipping channel near the Sunshine Skyway shortly before 7 a.m.

Miller was taken to the Fort DeSoto boat ramp, where an emergency vehicle picked him up and took him to Bayfront Medical Center. He was treated for minor injuries.

A spokesperson for Carnival said Miller fell overboard when he climbed on a railing to get a better view of a boat as it passed by. He slipped, then fell overboard...
It is good to hear from one of these boneheads. I've often wondered, how in the hell can so many people fall overboard? It certainly doesn't seem like a reasonable way to kill oneself. This one was lucky. I hope he'll stay behind the railing from now on.


Anonymous said...

Man falls from cruise ship, found clinging to boy

Janet said...

Wow. well, this certainly could be a spoof, but here is the link where I found the article:
guess we never know, huh?