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Woman dies after plunging overboard on Florida-bound cruise ship

Woman dies after plunging overboard on Florida-bound cruise ship

A woman has died after she plunged overboard on a cruise ship returning to Florida from the Bahamas on Thursday, authorities said.

The unnamed passenger, 36, went overboard on the MSC Meraviglia Thursday morning and her remains were recovered by the US Coast Guard roughly 18 miles from Port Canaveral, Fla., according to NBC’s WESH 2.

Woman dies after plunging overboard on Florida-bound cruise ship
An unnamed woman, 36, plunged over the side of the MSC Meraviglia Thursday morning and died.

The ship had been returning to the Sunshine State from Ocean Cay in the Bahamas when tragedy stuck, the outlet reported.

The Coast Guard quickly launched a boat and helicopter search, but authorities soon learned that the woman had died as a result of her injuries.

Woman dies after plunging overboard on Florida-bound cruise ship

“Unfortunately, despite the rapid rescue operation, the passenger sustained fatal injuries. We are offering our full support to authorities as they investigate this matter,” the agency said in a statement.

A worker on the cruise ship allegedly told a passenger that the woman had jumped, according to TMZ, which had not verified the comment or the possible suicide.

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