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Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship

13 July 2018

The man, suffering from chest pains and accompanied by a nurse, was taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Turks & Caicos around 6:45 p.m.

He was found unresponsive in the water later in the day by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew and transferred to the Olympic Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.

"Any time we are unable to accomplish our goal of saving lives, we are deeply saddened".

A 73-year-old man has died after going overboard from a luxury cruise ship early Tuesday near Cape Flattery on the northwest tip of Washington State's Olympic peninsula.

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.

"She was woken by a breeze coming from the balcony door that was cracked open", said petty officer Ali Flockerzi.

The ship's captain also confirmed to USCG that there is video footage showing the passenger "jumping" from the eighth-deck balcony at around 4:15 am.

The Coast Guard later said officials had no indication of what led the person to go overboard.

The 700-passenger cruise ship was heading to Victoria on the 10th day of an 11-day Alaska cruise that began in Vancouver on June 30.

Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship