Passenger on ‘Oasis of the Seas’ cruise ship dies after going overboard


RobertsGalleries/iStock(NEW YORK) — A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Oasis of the Seas” has died after going overboard in Puerto Rico. A team of divers from the Puerto Rico Police and the San Juan Municipal Police recovered the body of a Florida man who had gone overboard while the ship was docked in Old San Juan Wednesday night, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.The victim was a 46-year-old man from Naples, Florida, according to officials.The Coast Guard launched multiple response boats as well as a rescue helicopter when the initial call came in at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday local time. Authorities confirmed that a person went overboard by reviewing closed-circuit television footage aboard the ship.The Coast Guard initially established a 300-yard “safety zone” perimeter around the ship, keeping two other nearby cruise ships from leaving the dock. But the safety zone was subsequently lifted, allowing the ships to proceed. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.