Last week, Brian Lamonds, a 50-year-old cruise passenger from Greensboro, NC, went missing from the Carnival Paradise. The Coast Guard spent 55 hours searching 3,059 square miles before making the difficult decision to call off the search.
This week, an elderly male passenger, who was reportedly in his eighties, went missing from the Sun Princess as it was 100 nautical miles southeast of Singapore. After a thorough investigation of the area, the search was called off.
Late last week, investigations into the mysterious death of Saudi cruise passenger Omar Salman Awadh Al-Matiri came to a close, confirming that no one else was involved in his death. Witnesses say Al-Matiri was depressed and in tears before he threw himself overboard.
Are passenger falls from cruise ships common? A cruise ship injury lawyer offers insight into how frequently cruise ship passengers fall overboard and explains what happens when there is a passenger overboard.